Spartak Moscow have said they would welcome back Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko if he was available at the right price.
The Russia international has fallen out of favour with Spurs manager Harry Redknapp in recent weeks, featuring in just four of the club’s last nine Premier League encounters.
The 29-year-old last week voiced his frustration at spending time on the White Hart Lane bench, revealing he would be open to a move away from north London in the summer.
Pavlyuchenko’s former club Spartak are keen to re-sign him if they can agree a fee with Spurs, admitting they failed with a bid for his signature last year.
Club director Dmitri Popov told Championat.ru: “Roman Pavlyuchenko is a top-class player.
“In the Russian championship he has (previously) scored goals consistently, plus he has a Russian passport. In addition he has played for the club.
“Therefore you can understand why we are interested.
“The thing will be the price that Tottenham want. Last year we made an official offer and never received a reply.”