Spurs boss AVB’S Sold on Roberto

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SPURS are on the verge of sign­ing

Roberto Soldado from Va­len­cia for a club record

£18mil­lion. Boss Andr e V il­las-Boas con­fir

med his in­ter est in the Spain striker af­ter signed Chris­tian Ben­teke

a con­tract ex­ten­sion at As­ton Villa. “At the mo­ment he’s just one of

the play­ers we’re in­ter­ested in,” said AVB. “We are

look­ing for a striker to give us more strength in depth. “Soldado is a player we have been

fol­low­ing. His ca­reer speaks for it­self. I think

he is a gr eat striker but there is isn’t any deal be­ing

struck at the mo­ment.” Tot­ten­ham’s di­rec­tor of football

Franco Bal­dini is in Va­len­cia to wrap up the swoop

for the 28-year-old and has alr eady been pic­tur ed

in dis­cus­sions with Soldado’s agent.

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