Spurs make £16 million bid for highly sought after playmaker

Zenit St Petersburg have today claimed that Tottenham have made a bid of £15.9 million for playmaker Andrei Arshavin. The Russian ace is among the most sought after player in Europe at the moment after a terrific European Championships, which saw Russia progress to the semi-final's. (Russian Press)

Arshavin, 27, is wanted by Arsenal, Chelsea, Barcelona and several other of Europe's big names by Zenit are thought to be holding out for as much as £20 million. Spurs boss Juande Ramos is keen to add to his attacking ranks at White Hart Lane with Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane likely to leave the club in the coming weeks.

The signing of Arshavin for Spurs would only be good for the club. With the club likely to lose some of their big names in the coming weeks, the signing of Arshavin would certainly ease some of the Spurs fans pain. I could also see the likes of Diego Milito and David Bentley arriving at the North London club in the next few weeks.