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Valencia Have Received No Offers for Tottenham Target Roberto Soldado

Mestalla side deny speculation amid talk of White Hart Lane bid.

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Valencia president Amadeo Salvo has denied reports that the club had received any offers for Tottenham target Roberto Soldado despite speculation to the contrary according to Goal.com

It had been reported earlier in the transfer window that Tottenham had an £17million offer knocked back for the 28-year-old Spanish international forward but Salvo strongly refutes these suggestions.

“Valencia will stand firm and we have not received any offers for Roberto Soldado,” he told the Spanish press.

“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.”

Andre Villas-Boas has already suffered the blow of watching prime summer transfer target David Villa join Atletico Madrid in a cut-price deal while Aston Villa are thought to want over £25million for Belgian international sensation Christian Benteke which has put off prudent Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

Soldado has emerged as a top-class striker after replacing Barcelona-bound David Villa in 2010 at the Mestalla, hitting 82 goals in 141 games during a successful three-year spell with the La Liga side.

Despite this he has since admitted that he would now consider a new challenge abroad and is understood to have a
£25.9m release clause as part of his current contract.

But with Spurs reluctant to part with that sort of money, unless a compromise can be agreed the prolific former Real Madrid striker is likely remain with Los Che side for the new campaign.


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