And now Sky Sports are reporting that Spurs are deep in talks with Valencia over the possible transfer after Andre Villas-Boas made the 28-year-old one of his prime summer transfer targets but they are yet to agree a fee.
The Spanish side are looking to receive Soldado’s release clause of £25.8million but Spurs want a deal around £22m with possible future add-ons as the ever-prudent Daniel Levy holds his price in the transfer market.
Valencia’s manager Miroslav Djukic has already admitted he expects to lose Soldado this summer and Spurs certainly remain firm favourites to land the highly-rated forward.
If Spurs can get a fee agreed the former Real Madrid man would become the club’s third summer signing as they look to bring Champions League football back to White Hart Lane.
Villas-Boas has already overseen the arrivals of Brazilian international midfielder Paulinho in a £17m deal from Corinthians while Belgian winger Nacer Chadli signed from FC Twente in a £7m transfer last week.
However he is yet to sign the top-quality forward he desires after losing out on Spanish ace David Villa while Christian Benteke decided to sign a new deal with Aston Villa. Spurs fans will be hoping that this deal will be completed soon.