Tottenham continue to negotiate the signing of striker Roberto Soldado from Valencia.
The cash-strapped La Liga side appear to be holding out for Tottenham to meet the player’s £25m buy-out clause; a hefty fee for a 28 year old, especially considering Valencia manager Miroslav Djukic has publicly admitted Soldado is heading for the exit.
Tottenham find themselves short of firepower, with manager Andre Villas-Boas looking to recruit competition for Jermaine Defoe and the enigmatic Emmanuel Adebayor.
A return of 59 goals in 101 appearances for Valencia has earned the forward 11 caps for Spain; no mean feat in such a golden era for Spanish football.
However, the conclusion of the Luis Suarez transfer saga could still play a part in the striker’s future, as Liverpool may move to secure a replacement for the unsettled Uruguayan or Arsenal may be forced to turn their attention towards Spain if rebuffed by the Merseyside team.