BBC Sport understands…

According to BBC Sport, they ‘understand’ that Spurs have decided to end their interest in Russian international Andrei Arshavin.

The midfielder’s club, Zenit St Petersburg, had said they’d lowered their asking price, however, they soon denied this.

The BBC also say Spurs are not interested in signing Newcastle United striker Michael Owen.

Meanwhile, Jermaine Jenas has been called up by England. He replaces the injured Michael Carrick.