Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor could be on his way out of the club, according to The Sun.

Spurs are expected to splash out £17m for Brazilian midfielder Paulinho from Corinthians and will look to offload Adebayor, setting their sights on Valencia star Roberto Soldado as his replacement.

Andre Villas-Boas has not hidden his desire to bring in a world-class forward following disappointing campaigns from Adebayor and Jermain Defoe.

Turkish club Besiktas are said to be lining up a £5m bid for the ex-Arsenal striker. The 29-year-old has two years left on his contract but his time in London appears to be over.

Spurs are reportedly willing to offer Valencia around £15m for Soldado - but the Spaniards will hold out for a fee around £25m for the Spain international.

The 28-year-old notched 30 goals in just 46 appearances last season and was included in the Spain squad for the recent Confederations Cup, finding the back of the net in his country’s first group game against Uruguay.

Soldado’s club Valencia also missed out on the Champions League, just like Spurs, but are in a worse financial state and may be forced to sell their star player.

Tottenham were close to a deal last year and will be hoping to finally land their man this summer after the ex-Real Madrid striker refused to rule out a potential move.

Spurs, who have been linked to David Villa and Leandro Damiao, will face stiff competition from Atletico Madrid to land Soldado.

 

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