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Saha in for Pavlyuchenko in busy deadline day at White Hart Lane

Tottenham have had a busy end to the transfer window, selling Roman Pavlyuchenko and loaning Steven Pienaar to Everton, with Louis Saha going the other way.

Russia international Pavlyuchenko has found first team opportunities limited at White Hart Lane this season, and has moved to Lokomotiv Moscow for a reported £8million.

The news was revealed on the club’s official website, as the eastern European forward ends a three-and-a-half year stint at the club.

“We have reached agreement for the transfer of Roman Pavlyuchenko to Lokomotiv Moscow,” the statement reads.

“The striker joined us from Spartak Moscow in August 2008 and went on to score 42 goals in 113 appearances.

“We thank Roman for his contribution and wish him every success for the future,” it concluded.

Toffees striker Saha has been brought in as his replacement, with the France international joining on a short-term loan basis.

The speedy attacker’s contract at Goodison Park is due to expire in the summer, and David Moyes has sent him out on loan for the rest of his current deal.

Steven Pienaar will move the other way in a swap deal with the Merseyside club, with the South African looking for more regular football.

Other departures from North London are Sebastian Bassong, who joins Wolves on loan, and Vedran Corluka, who has moved to Bayer Leverkusen on a temporary basis also.

Written By Gareth McKnight

Article title: Saha in for Pavlyuchenko in busy deadline day at White Hart Lane

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