Spurs technical director Franco Baldini is in Spain to negotiate a deal for Roberto Soldado.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that the club are interested in signing Valencia striker Roberto Soldado but also said that a deal is a long way from being completed, Goal.com reports.
Spurs have sent their technical director Franco Baldini to Spain to negotiate a deal for the prolific Spanish striker, who scored 30 goals for Valencia in all competitions last season.
Valencia’s president Amadeo Salvo has stressed that Soldado will only be allowed to leave the Spanish side if a club activates his £25 million buy-out clause and Villas-Boas claims that talks with the Spanish club are at an early stage.
“At the moment, he’s just one of the players we are interested in,” Villas-Boas told reporters.
“It’s not a lie to anybody that we’ve been looking for a striker to strengthen our squad and to have more strength in depth”.
“Roberto is one of the players we have been following and his career speaks for itself. He’s a great striker”.
“But there isn’t a deal being struck at the moment, it’s just interest and conversations.”
Villas-Boas is desperate to strengthen his striking options this summer after Spurs narrowly missed on the Premier League’s top four, meaning they also missed out on a place in the Champions League.
Spurs turned to Soldado after missing out on David Villa, who choose to move to Atletico Madrid and Christan Benteke, who signed a new contract with Aston Villa.