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Spurs make Dzagoev contact

July 2, 2012
By ESPN staff

Alan Dzagoev's father has revealed Tottenham Hotspur have made contact over a possible transfer.

Alan Dzagoev
GettyImagesAlan Dzagoev scored three times for Russia at Euro 2012

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CSKA Moscow star Dzagoev, 22, has been linked with a summer move after his performances for Russia at Euro 2012, where he scored three goals despite the team's failure to progress to the knockout rounds.

Several high-profile clubs are said to be interested in the £15 million-rated Dzagoev, who signed for CSKA in 2008, but his father, Tariel, has urged his son to think twice before moving on.

"Offers have come in for him," he told the Express newspaper. "Spurs have called, as have other clubs, but I say to my son: 'Don't hurry. Yuri Zhirkov raced off to Chelsea and ended up sitting on the bench.

"CSKA signed their first contract with Alan for three years, but now they forced him to sign for five years. My son didn't want to, but that is what is good for the club. The longer the contract, the more money CSKA will make if they sell the player."

Borussia Dortmund are also reported to be interested following the departure of Shinji Kagawa to Manchester United.