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'Spurs nearing Roberto Soldado swoop'

July 31, 2013
By ESPN staff

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on the signing of Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, according to Press Association Sport.

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Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas recently confirmed he is interested in Soldado, 28, as he looks to bolster his attacking options ahead of the start of the 2013-14 season.

The Spain international has a €30 million release clause in his contract and it is reported that Spurs are to meet that fee ahead of a proposed move to the Premier League.

Valencia president Amadeo Salvo has been quoted by lasprovincias.es as saying at a restaurant in La Patacona on Wednesday that the transfer is nearing completion.

"The agreement with Tottenham is total. A problem has arisen with the (player's) agents," he added. "(If it is resolved) he will go."

Soldado joined Valencia from Getafe three years ago and scored 24 goals in La Liga last season.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

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