Zenit St. Petersburg manager Dick Advocaat says Andrei Arshavin will not be joining Tottenham Hotspur.
The Dutchman said: “The door’s closed, the deal’s closed.
“Tottenham offered Â£16m and that’s not enough, so that’s the end of it.”
He added: “They [Spurs] had several weeks of time to buy him and they did not offer Â£22m like everybody has been writing, but just Â£16m.
“I think that Arshavin costs more than Â£16m.”
Considering a proven Premiership player in Robbie Keane was sold for Â£18m, paying more than Â£16m for an unproven player at Premiership level is crazy. Spurs should move on if the Russians aren’t willing to negotiate.