Spurs to up their bid for £24 million striker

Zenit St Petersburg have today spoke of their confidence that Tottenham will come back in with an improved offer for their prized asset Andrei Arshavin. The 27-year old has been heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane in recent days as it becomes more and more apparent that Juande Ramos is after him. (The Times)

Spurs recently let Robbie Keane join Liverpool for £20 million, which has led to this intense speculation that Arshavin has been lined up as the Republic of Ireland striker's replacement. Arshavin's agent has already admitted he does expect a deal to go through within the next few days but the Russian giants Zenit are still holding out for more money.

I personally think that Arshavin will eventually find his way to North London for about the £21 million mark. It was thought that Spurs had bid £16 million for the Russian ace, however Spurs have been told to come back with a much bigger bid. Although Arshavin was keen on a move to Barcelona, he is now supposedly ready to join Juande Ramos' men.

So what do you think, will Arshavin end up at White Hart Lane or indeed just stay at Zenit? Have your say, go to the new First For Football forum and express your opinion.