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Spain international Roberto Soldado edges closer to Tottenham move

Updated: Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 18:29 | Comments

Roberto Soldado scored 24 goals for Valencia last season
Roberto Soldado scored 24 goals for Valencia last season

Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Valencia striker Roberto Soldado. 

The north London club's need for attacking reinforcements is well documented, as is their desire to bring in the 28-year-old Spain international.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas recently confirmed an interest in Soldado, and a deal is believed to be edging ever closer.

Valencia president Amadeo Salvo last week warned Tottenham that they will have to meet the €30million (£26million) buy-out clause if they are to prise him away from the Mestalla.

Salvo said at the time that the Primera Division club never had any intention of selling Soldado, but now appears resigned to losing him.

"The agreement with Tottenham is total," said Salvo.

However, he admitted: "A problem has arisen with the (player's) agents, (If it is resolved) he will go."

Soldado joined Valencia from Getafe three years ago and scored 24 goals for Los Che last season.

Meanwhile, one player heading away from White Hart Lane is Steven Caulker.

The 21-year-old defender has signed for Cardiff City on a four-year-deal, for a club record fee reported to be around £8million.

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