Roberto Soldado
Roberto Soldado is keeping quiet amidst increased speculation he will join Tottenham this week.

Talks are continuing between Tottenham Hotspur and Roberto Soldado as the striker remains quiet over a possible move to north London.

Valencia reiterated their stance over the weekend that they would not be accepting any offers lower than Soldado's exit clause, with club president Amadeo saying: "Valencia always comply with contracts and expect other clubs to do the same."

Soldado himself is keeping particularly quiet as talks continue to take place and Sky Sports are reporting that Spurs still believe they will land the striker in this window despite disagreements over the fee.

Attacking players have been high on Andre Villas-Boas' list this summer and after missing out on David Villa the manager will be hoping for a swift resolution to the issues currently surrounding a deal for Soldado.

Spanish publication Marca claim that Tottenham are now simply agreeing on how the €30m will be paid for his signature, with the club hoping to hand over the cash in more than just the two instalments that Valencia are currently demanding.

Soldado is believed to have hardly spoken to Valencia manager Miroslav Djukic though he is amicable with his soon-to-be-former boss. He returned to the club for pre-season training but is reportedly hoping to make the move to London as soon as the clubs can agree on a payment.

Should Tottenham be able to pull off a deal for Soldado, who scored 31 goals for club and country last season, the striker will offer a serious boost to their striking line-up after Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor both suffered from disappointing seasons over 2012-13.

Defoe insisted that he would welcome the signing of Soldado after Spurs struggled in front of the net in their last campaign, insisting that competition could only be a good thing for the squad as they look to qualify for the Champions League.

Defoe said: "The prospect of more strikers being brought in doesn't bother me. In fact I would welcome one in because we needed one last season."