Spanish side Valencia are weighing up a potential bid for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres amid reports suggesting Roberto Soldado is on the brink of signing for Tottenham, according to the Daily Mail.
Spurs officials have been in Spain talking to Valencia and Soldado in the last week or so, and reports have suggested that they are prepared to meet the player's release clause in his contract, which is around £25m.
The potential move to White Hart Lane for Soldado would leave Valencia short in the forward area, and they are already making a shortlist of possible replacements if the 28-year-old does join the Premier League outfit.
A surprise contender as Soldado's replacement is Arsenal's Olivier Giroud after he has impressed during pre-season in the Far East, but more realistically, it looks like Torres could be the man Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic wants to replace Soldado.
The Spaniard has struggled with life at Stamford Bridge since his £50m move from Liverpool and despite scoring 18 goals in all competitions last season, he could fall behind the likes of Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku next season under Jose Mourinho.
According to reports in Spain, Valencia have already made contact with Chelsea about the possibility of signing Torres and the La Liga club are now waiting to hear back about the availability of the former Atletico Madrid forward.
Although they have been able to sell Soldado for £25m, Valencia are still in financial trouble, so it is thought all they could offer Chelsea is the £25m they raised from the Soldado transfer - and the chances of Roman Abramovich taking a 50% loss on his biggest ever signing are very slim.
However, the striker, who turned 29 last March, is clearly not in favour at Chelsea and the hierarchy at the club may listen to offers for the Spaniard, with Spain his favoured destination if he were to leave.
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