Valencia and Spanish international striker Roberto Soldado has been made a "top target" for Liverpool, who seek to find a replacement for outgoing Luis Suarez.
According to The Mirror, Soldado has been made a number one target for Liverpool to replace Suarez. The Reds are in a battle with Spurs over the Valencia forward, after Spurs' £22m bid was rejected earlier this week.
Valencia have claimed that they would like to sell the 28-year-old at his buy-out clause, reported to be €30m, before August 3 for 'tax reasons'.
Suarez has told Liverpool that he wants to resolve his future in the next 48 hours after the furious Uruguayan striker held a talk with Brendan Rodgers.
Liverpool have reportedly blocked a £40m move from Arsenal for Suarez but the 26-year-old is prepared to hold talks with Arsenal over a possible transfer.
Soldado would be a reliable alternative to Suarez, if the Uruguay striker was to leave Anfield. Although Soldado is two years older than Suarez, the Spaniard has experience in the frontline and has scored numerous goals for the club and country.
Valencia are set to hold talks with Manchester United over the possible move of Mexican striker Javier Hernandez in replacement to Soldado, if he was to leave the Spanish club. Hernandez has been a transfer target for other La Liga outlets, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Soldado may be a risk for Liverpool, as the striker has not played in any other league apart from La Liga, where he has played for clubs Real Madrid, Osasuna (loan) and Getafe before moving to Valencia in 2010.
Liverpool signed strikers Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto from Spanish clubs, Celta Vigo and Sevilla. The possibility of the Spanish duo fighting for a spot to replace Suarez is likely, but Rodgers may want a more experience frontman.
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