The Reds look to capitalise on Spurs’ reluctance to pay £25m for Soldado.
There could be more bad news for Tottenham Hotspur in the transfer market as Liverpool consider a move for striking target Roberto Soldado of Valencia.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has admitted the club are interested in Soldado, but are reluctant to meet Los Che’s £25m asking price for the 28-year-old.
This indecisiveness could prove costly for the north London outfit as the Reds plan a snatch and grab for the Spaniard as soon as Luis Suarez is sold.
It seems that the Merseyside club will receive around £40m for the Uruguay international and whilst manager Brendan Rodgers doesn’t want to sell, it’s clear that Suarez doesn’t want to stay and the Northern Irishman is ready to cut Liverpool’s losses and cash in.
The departure of the 26-year-old would be easier to accept for the Anfield faithful if a replacement is found immediately and that is exactly the role Rodgers sees Soldado playing.
It could therefore be a two-way battle between the Premier League clubs, although the Reds would be able to out-price Tottenham in a bidding war.
This development serves as a further blow to Spurs, who have already missed out on two attacking targets already this summer, with David Villa choosing to join Atletico Madrid, whilst Christian Benteke opted to stay at Aston Villa and sign a new contract.
Things could start to get a bit messy between the duo in the Soldado pursuit, with the only advantage for AVB being that Rodgers has to sell Suarez first before a move can be made.