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Valencia Insist Tottenham Target Robert Soldado Going Nowhere

Spanish goal getter to stay at the Mestalla.

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Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic has told Tottenham Hotspur to look elsewhere for a new striker as Roberto Soldado will be staying in the Spanish Riviera this summer, talkSPORT reports.

The 28-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the club this summer after another fine season in the Primera Division saw him bag 30 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions.

Spurs and Atletico Madrid had been credited with the most interest, but with the Capital based side landing David Villa earlier this week they now appear to have dropped their interest in the former Real youth product, leaving the side from north London as the last team standing.

Valencia had previously slapped a £25 million price tag on his head in an attempt to ward off interest from elsewhere, but now coach Djukic has flat out told the Premier League side that he is not for sale.

“I think Roberto will stay with us,” said Djukic, who claimed to have spoken to Soldado about his future during the Confederations Cup.

“I am very calm about that. Soldado is important and I want him to lead the team.”

Soldado has bagged a total of 81 goals in 141 appearances for Valencia since joining in 2010.


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