Tottenham Still In Talks With Valencia Striker Roberto Soldado

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that the club are still in talks to sign Valencina striker Roberto Soldado, but also confessed that there have been no new developments in the deal as yet, Sky Sports reports.

Spanish international striker Soldado has been heavily linked with a move to White Heart Lane this summer and Villas-Boas admitted that he is one of the club’s primary targets as they look to add more fire power to the ranks with just Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe as their only viable front line options.

However, the manager had to admit that there had been no new developments in negotiations, though he did stress that talks were ongoing.

“There is interest in the player, no matter what has happened in the last couple of days,” said Villas-Boas.

“We are in conversations, in discussions, but that doesn’t mean a deal is going to happen for a player that is a quality player.

“He has done well in Valencia for the last five seasons and had a good education from the Real Madrid school from where he’s from.

“He’s a player we are interested in having, but I don’t have any further developments to give you.”

Earlier this week Valencia president Amadeo Salvo told Spurs that they would have to meet the player’s release clause of €30 million (£25.8m) if they were to stand any chance of landing his signature.

“Soldado can go if he wants – for €30million and under our conditions,” Salvo said.

“Valencia never had any intention of selling Soldado. If he goes then it is because the €30million figure has been met, not a cent less or a cent more.

“The buying club will also have to accept Valencia’s conditions of payment also.

“We agreed to meet Tottenham again to discuss the ways of paying and we did that because we understood that his buy-out clause would be met.

“Speaking about ways that deals are paid is normal and this will be done in a way that suits the financial department of Valencia and not that of any other clubs.

“We listened to him and we said what we have always said – that the price is €30m, then the boy himself can decide if he leaves and that the conditions of pay are what they are.”

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