The agent of Andrei Arshavin says the midfielder’s club Zenit St Petersburg and Spurs are struggling to agree a transfer fee.
Arshavin’s agent Dennis Lachter said: “Andrei has made it known he wants to leave Zenit and he would like to go to Tottenham.
“He likes the way Tottenham play football and he is a big admirer of Juande Ramos.
“Ramos very much wants to sign Andrei as he is his number one target.
“Daniel Levy is doing everything to make the deal but it is difficult to agree a fee with Zenit.
“Ramos has been following Andrei from his time in charge of Seville.
“At this point there is some talks with Tottenham but nothing complete because of the high fee Zenit want for Andrei.
“The gap is huge between the two clubs as Zenit are looking a lot of money for Andrei.”