Valencia striker Roberto Soldado has revealed he is keen on a move to the Premier League. Tottenham are believed to be monitoring the Spain international and had a bid rejected for the 28-year-old last summer.
"I am great at Valencia and I have a contract until 2017 but I want to play in England or Germany. My future is uncertain. Now I just want to fulfil my contract with Valencia," he said, according to talkSPORT.
The former Real Madrid player had a fantastic 2012/13 campaign with the club, scoring 24 goals and creating four more from 33 starts. According to earlier reports, Soldado was valued at £30m but financial concerns could force the Spanish club to settle for £20m.
Spurs' coach Andre Villas-Boas is expected to sign a new striker before the start of the new season. The White Hart Lane side have only England international Jermain Defoe and Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor as senior forwards. And if the Metro's report is accurate, both forwards will be asked to leave north London, as part of a large scale revamp.
AVB, who missed Champions League football by just one point, has also been linked to Barcelona striker David Villa and FC Porto's Jackson Martinez. However, comments from the Nou Camp appear to have ruled out any chance of Villa, also a Spain international and a former Valencia player, moving to London.
Spurs' problems are compounded by having to fight Real Madrid for Welsh international Gareth Bale. The 23-year-old was in phenomenal form this season and has been strongly linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. Former team mate Luka Modric is the latest to push for him to move. Bale's departure will give chairman Daniel Levy a massive summer budget - the Mail Online speculates the 2011/12 Spanish champions will bid £85m - but the loss of the left-sided attacker could be an on-field blow Spurs will struggle to recover from.