Report: Galatasary director denies interest in Tottenham's Roberto Soldado

Reports had surfaced of late claiming that the Spaniard was close to securing a move to Turkey.

This summer is set to be another period of upheaval for Tottenham Hotspur as Mauricio Pochettino looks to stamp his mark on the squad.

Defenders Kieran Trippier and Kevin Wimmer have already been added, but Spurs need to shift a few of those players deemed surplus to requirements before acquisitions further up the pitch are likely to be made.

One such player set for an exit is Spanish striker Roberto Soldado. The ex-Valencia man has endured a torrid time in his two years in England and managed just one Premier League goal last season.

Talksport claimed Turkish champions Galatasary were interested in securing his signature, with £9 million pound their rumoured opening bid.

New reports have emerged today, however, claiming that the 30-year old was never a target for Gala at all.

Turkey’s national public broadcaster TRT quoted Galatasary’s sporting director Cuneyt Tanman on Wednesday as denying all interest.

"Roberto Soldado does not appear on our list of transfer targets," he said.

These words will come as a blow to Daniel Levy’s hopes of flogging some of the club’s deadwood. Talksport reported on Monday of Spurs’ desire to sell up to 10 players, but none have yet been moved on.

Levy is a notoriously tough negotiator and his excessive valuations of players who have had disastrous campaigns could be proving a stumbling block to any potential deals.

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