Valencia give Spurs a deadline

Valencia striker Roberto Soldado is a target of Tottenham manager Andres Villas-Boas as he looks to increase Spurs striking options.

The 28-year-old Spanish international scored 24 times for Valencia last season, and netted the ball a further six times while playing 11 times for Spain.

Valencia president Amadeo Salvo has told AVB that Spurs have until the 3rd of August to make a formal bid or else Soldado will be staying at the Mestalla.

Valencia value Soldado at £25 million, and with Spurs already having missed out on David Villa, and Christian Benteke AVB might have to convince chairman Daniel Levy that they need Soldado if they are to have any chance of a top four finish next season.

“If any club wants our striker they are obliged to accept our conditions,” Salvo is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror. “And the price on the market has a clause.

“Until August 3, we accept that a deal may happen and we can negotiate. But after that date, he will not leave us.”

Liverpool are also thought to be interested in the Spaniard should they lose Luis Suarez.