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Spurs linked with Russian, but City talk denied

Last Updated: 21/07/08 5:20pm

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Arshavin: In-demand

Arshavin: In-demand

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Zenit St Petersburg have claimed Tottenham have made an enquiry for in-demand star Andrei Arshavin.

Arshavin is being chased by a host of top clubs following his stellar performances for Russia at Euro 2008.

The classy playmaker has his heart set on a move away from Zenit with the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal all credited with an interest in Arshavin.

Tottenham are now reported to have joined the hunt for Arshavin, who claims he is being priced out of a move by Zenit's asking price.

Zenit official Konstantin Sarsaniya claims Tottenham have made a move for Arshavin.

Interest

"With Tottenham we have contacts," Sarsaniya told the Russian press.

"This English club is really interested in acquiring Andrei but, as I understand, €27million (£21.5million) is too high a price for them.

"For Spurs it is unacceptable. Tottenham are ready to pay in the region of €20million (£15.9million) for Arshavin."

Sarsaniya, however, denied speculation linking Manchester City with a move for 27-year-old Arshavin.

"I have not heard of their interest," added Sarsaniya.

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