Valencia's sporting director has admitted there are a number of clubs interested in the services of reported Tottenham Hotspur target Roberto Soldado, but are still awaiting a concrete bid for the striker.
The Spain international has garnered a reputation as one of the most consistent goal scorers in La Liga, regularly finishing at the top of the goal scoring charts during his spells at Getafe and at Valencia, netting 30 goals in all competitions for Los Che last season.
Tottenham are in particular need of a proven goal scorer given the paltry offerings of their two current forwards last season in Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe, who scored just 16 goals between them as the club faltered in their pursuit of Champions League football.
Having missed out on prime target David Villa - who rejected the chance to move to the Premier League to join Atletico Madrid - and with Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao now looking likely to stay in Brazil until after next summer's World Cup, Spurs are running out of targets. The prolific Soldado could represent another option, although Valencia maintain no clubs have approached them with an offer as of yet.
"At the moment we have not received any formal offers for our striker, but there are many people who have asked us about his situation. I can't say more," Valencia's sporting director Braulio Vazquez told a press conference on Friday.
"Do Valencia have a plan B for the departure for the departure of Soldado? That is normal if big clubs are interested in a striker who scored 24 league goals in the previous season."
Manchester City have taken a similar route in signing one of La Liga's established goal getters, bringing Alvardo Negredo to the Etihad Stadium from Sevilla for a reported fee of £22.4m.
Negredo and Soldado have been regular sparring partners as the pair have competed for a spot in the Spanish national team, albeit often as back up for David Villa and Fernando Torres. With a reported release clause of €30m, Tottenham may have to spend a similar fee to the one City paid for Negredo should they wish to bring the Valencia striker to White Hart Lane.