After lots of speculation in the Football Transfer Tavern it transpires that Tottenham Hotspur are no closer to landing a much needed striker this summer and Goal.com confirm these thoughts by reporting that Valencia are yet to receive any offers for reported Spurs target Roberto Soldado.
It had been suggested earlier in the transfer window that the White Hart Lane club had made a £17 million bid for the 28-year-old Spanish international striker but this has now been denied by Valencia president Amadeo Salvo.
“Valencia will stand firm and we have not received any offers for Roberto Soldado,” he told reporters.
“There will always be players who are linked with a possible exit and when Valencia, who own the players’ rights, decide they will leave then we will not be letting them go for nothing.
“The fans are aware we won’t be playing in the Champions League next season and that we have an economic model to follow, so that conditions what we do, but we have to accept there will sometimes be criticism.”
The striker is understood to have a release clause of £25 million as part of his current contract with the La Liga club but the ever-prudent Daniel Levy is not willing to pay that sort of figure for a player with little resale value.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas wants two quality strikers this summer as he looks to shake up the strikeforce that missed out on qualification for the Champions League last season. However the Portuguese boss has already lost on prime target David Villa and the chase for Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke is becoming increasingly protracted.
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