With fresh rumours suggesting Roberto Soldado could be on his way out of White Hart Lane, we assess the three clubs linked with a bid for the Spaniard.
After a return of just six goals in 29 Premier League appearances it would appear that Tottenham have finally lost patience with striker Roberto Soldado, who could be on his way out of White Hart Lane come January.
Signed from Valencia in the summer of 2013 for £26 million, Spurs are unlikely to recoup much of their initial outlay on the former Real Madrid academy man but the forward has nevertheless attracted plenty in the way of transfer interest on the continent.
Here are three of the club’s currently being linked with a bid for the 29-year-old.
The Andalusians were linked with a move for Soldado over the summer as part of a cash-plus player deal that would have seen Alberto Moreno move in the opposition direction but their interest appeared to die when the Sevilla full-back opted to transfer to Liverpool instead.
But a new report from Fichajes claims otherwise, with the news provider suggesting Soldado could be move to the Seville club as part of another cash-plus-player deal involving Carlos Bacca – despite the Colombian only recently signing a new deal with the Primera Division outfit.
The front-runners to sign Soldado, after rekindling their interest in the 29-year-old this week, Inter are reportedly willing to offer Spurs £11 million to end the Spaniard’s White Hart Lane nightmare though it remains to be seen as to whether the Lilywhites will take a £15 million loss on the star.
Desperate to bolster their attacking options after an indifferent start to the Serie A season that has seen the Nerazzurri currently languishing down in 10th, Tottenham could use their own interest in Mauro Icardi to fashion another player-plus-cash offer involving Soldado.
Arguably the most surprising of the three clubs currently linked with bids for Soldado, the demands of competing for top honours in La Liga and the Champions League saw Atleti investigating the possibility of bringing the one-lethal goalscorer back to Spain.
His status as a product of the Real Madrid youth academy remains something of a stumbling block but if manager Diego Simeone can get him to rekindle the kind of form that saw him score 30 goals in 46 games during his final season at Valencia then it could prove a major coup.