Valencia president Amadeo Salvo has set a deadline of the 3rd August for any clubs interested in signing striker Roberto Soldado, who is reportedly a target for Tottenham Hotspur.
Salvo also reiterated the club’s stance that for Soldado to be sold, his £25million will have to be met. That clause expires on the 3rd August, after which Valencia will not be prepared to listen to any offers for the player.
Having missed out on David Villa and Christian Benteke already this summer, Soldado is believed to now be Spurs primary target, although they will have to smash their club record transfer if they want to sign the 28-year-old. A striker is likely to now be Spurs top priority after agreeing a deal for Nacer Chadli over the weekend.
They could face competition from Liverpool for the striker, with Brendan Rodgers perhaps eyeing the Spain international as a replacement for Luis Suarez should the Uruguayan leave Anfield this summer.
Suarez is attracting interest from both Arsenal and Real Madrid having indicated he wants to leave Liverpool, but Rodgers is desperate to keep the 26-year-old.
Spurs are considering a cash plus players deal for Wigan midfielder James McCarthy, who the Championship club value at around £20million.
Despite already signing Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, Andre Villas-Boas wants to sign another midfielder, with Tom Huddlestone, Scott Parker and Jake Livermore all likely to be allowed to leave this summer.
Spurs are reportedly prepared to offer £12million plus players for McCarthy, with England Under-21 striker Harry Kane one man who could be used as part of a deal for the 22-year-old.
West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has admitted they would love to have Scott Parker back at the club, but are currently focussed on signing a new striker.
Parker is apparently available this summer after Spurs signed Paulinho, but his former club are unlikely to move for the midfielder until strengthening their attack.
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