Spurs resume negotiations, with deal appearing imminent.
Tottenham have resumed talks with Valencia for striker Roberto Soldado and are prepared to pay the 28-year-old’s €30m release-clause, according to reports in Spain.
Spurs sporting director Franco Baldini was in Valencia earlier this week for talks about the Spain international but returned to London on Tuesday without striking a deal.
But Spanish news agency EFE reports that negotiations resumed on Saturday and cash-strapped Valencia are said to be happy with Spurs’ latest offer, provided they receive the money by Friday.
The reports were confirmed by a journalist for Valencia-based radio station Cadena Ser said on Saturday evening that the clubs were very close to a deal, a view shared by Goal.com’s Ben Hayward.
VCF y Tottenham acercan posturas para cerrar el traspaso de Soldado por 30M€. Ampliamos en @ellarguero
— Fran Guaita (@FranGuaita) July 27, 2013
Still at Mestalla. Been told Soldado will join Tottenham for €30m. Deal tied up after Liverpool interest emerged. Postiga could replace him.
— Ben Hayward (@bghayward) July 27, 2013
Soldado has reportedly already agreed terms with Tottenham and, according to leading Spanish football writer Graham Hunter, is keen to join the North London outfit.
The forward scored 28 La Liga goals for Valencia last season and has scored 81 in 141 matches for Los Che, since arriving from Getafe in 2010.