Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly gone back to Valencia with a £20million bid for striker Roberto Soldado.
Spurs have already had a £17million bid turned down for the Spanish international, with Valencia previously insisting they would not sell Soldado until his £30million release clause was met.
The Spanish side have also offered Soldado a new deal, but Spurs are hopeful that their financial difficulties will convince them to sell the 28-year-old, who scored 24 goals in La Liga last season.
Spurs primary target is still believed to be Christian Benteke, but with Aston Villa unlikely to adjust their £25million valuation of the Belgian striker, Soldado could prove a cheaper option, and has far more experience than the 22-year-old.
Spurs are apparently considering a £7million bid for Brazilian youngster Neilton, who has been dubbed the “new Neymar” since breaking into the Santos side.
After Neymar left for Barcelona, Neilton has become a regular in the Santos side, and recently scored a brace in a 4-1 win over Portuguesa.
The 19-year-old can play either on the wings or as a central attacker, two positions Spurs are keen to add some depth to this summer.
However there is some doubt over whether Neilton would be granted a work permit, something Spurs are reportedly keen to look into before stepping up their interest.
Manchester United were considering a £60million bid for the player, but Spurs are not prepared to let him leave at any price, even suggesting they would turn down a world record bid for Bale.
Their stance has already seen Real Madrid give up on signing Bale this year, and Manchester United are unlikely to have any more fortune in changing Spurs’ mind, with Bale unlikely to try and force through a move himself.
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