Zenit St Petersburg have claimed Tottenham have enquired about the forward Andrei Arshavin.
Arshavin has been the subject of intense transfer speculation this summer following his impressive performances for Russia at Euro 2008.
The player had set his heart on a move to Barcelona, but with the Catalan club deterred by Zenit’s £24m asking price, Arshavin has been forced to consider his options.
Zenit official Konstantin Sarsaniya claims Tottenham have made a move for Arshavin.
“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.”