North Londoners are desperate to bring in more top-quality forwards for next season.
Tottenham Hotspur have been told to up their initial offer of £17 million by Valencia if they still wish to sign highly rated front man Roberto Soldado this summer, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The experienced Spain international has been at the Mestalla for the past three seasons now, having originally been signed from fellow Liga outfit Getafe for just 10 million euros in July 2010.
And in the intervening three-year period the 28-year-old has proved himself to be one of the most accomplished finishers plying their trade on the Continent, finding the back of the net on 81 occasions in just 141 matches in all competitions for Los Che, including an equally impressive 59 strikes in only 101 league outings.
However, with a contract in Valencia that runs until June 30 2017, the Spaniards are insisting that the north London club pay the full value of the release clause in Soldado’s deal, which amounts to £25m, if they want to sign the player this summer.