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Spurs' January bid for Love rejected by CSKA

CSKA Moscow's Brazilian striker Vagner Love has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur made an offer for him during last month's transfer window.

Talking to Globesporte, Love confirmed that: ''Tottenham were the only team to make and official proposal. But our president did not accept it and considered it to be a low offer. Everything else was speculation.''

It is not the first time that the player, who helped CSKA win the UEFA Cup in 2005, has been linked with a move to the Premier League - both Chelsea and Everton have reportedly shown an interest in signing him in the past.

The 24-year-old remains keen on a move to England, though he will wait patiently until the right opportunity arrives.

"I'm under contract until mid-2010 with CSKA,'' he said. ''I've been here for four-years-and-a-half and I have settled pretty well. I'm still thinking of playing for a top European league, in Spain, England or Italy, but it will happen at the right time."

Love previously starred for Brazilian outfit Palmeiras, before joining CSKA in 2004 and is looking to impress the Brazil coach, Dunga, with his performances in the UEFA Cup, despite the fact the competition comes in the Russian pre-season.

CSKA face Aston Villa on Wednesday and Love told the Daily Mail: ''It is difficult to stop in the middle (of the UEFA Cup campaign), but it is our schedule and we have to learn to deal with the situation.

''We need time to work until the day of the game. Of course, we had lost the rhythm, but we played friendlies to recover it.

''Aston Villa have been doing well this season and I think it will be a very good game.''

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