Inter could return attentions to Tottenham striker

Roberto Soldado

Inter's striker hunt may return to Tottenham flop Roberto Soldado after the Italian side were told Stevan Jovetic isn't for sale.

Roberto Soldado suffered a nightmare maiden season at Tottenham, but he still seems to have admirers in Italy.

The Spanish marksman joined Spurs for £26 million but could only find the net six times in his first Premier League campaign with only two of those coming from open play.

Many have suggested that Soldado should give up on his English experiment and return to the continent but a proposed switch to Atletico Madrid reportedly disappeared after a massive online petition from fans insisting the club don't sign the out-of-sorts striker.

But there may be a lifeline for Soldado and a chance for Spurs to cut their losses if Inter step in with a bid.

The Nerazzurri have made signing a striker one of their priorities for the summer, but the process has proved frustrating so far.

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic are not on the market and a move for Chelsea's Fernando Torres on loan was also impossible.

The next man on the list could be Soldado, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport.

While Tottenham would be left smarting if they slashed Soldado's price, they may still accept a chance to cut their losses and Inter still remember his lethal form for Valencia.

Two other options for Inter are Southampton exile Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, who spent the second half of last season with rivals Juventus, and Fulham man Kostas Mitroglou, who may not wish to play in the Championship.

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