Roberto Soldado unlikely to join Tottenham, says Djukic

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Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic is adamant that no club would be prepared to meet Roberto Soldado's €30m buy-out clause. 

The Spain international striker has been heavily linked with a move to Andre Villas-Boas' Tottenham this summer, as their striking options have looked increasingly limited.

Villas-Boas has only Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor as his senior strikers, and the pair often struggled to hit the net during large periods of last season. 

But despite his interest in Soldado, Djukic believes that no team will meet the €30m buy-out clause needed to release him from his current deal. But despite this, Djukic is not ruling a potential deal, stating that anything can happen in football. 

Speaking to Spanish reporters, Djukic said: "I do not believe that any club will pay Soldado's buy-out clause. What I think is that he will stay with us, although I cannot guarantee anything. In football and in life you have to be prepared for anything."

And Djukic admitted that the club's top goalscorer last season is very much a part of his side's plans for next seasons campaign. 

"We all want him to stay, and we think that he will, but it is possible that someone could actually meet that buy-out clause even though I don't think that will happen," he stated.

"For now, he is our player and we are counting on him. Since the start we have said that Soldado is not for sale, and that the only way that he could leave is if someone meets the buy-out-clause amount and the player accepts it."


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