Inter Milan have stepped up their interest in Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, in a cut-price deal that could see the Spanish international leave for just £15 million according to TalkPORT.
The former Valencia frontman joined Spurs last season for a then club record fee of £26 million, following a successful three-year stint at the Mestalla which saw him find the back of the net on 59 occasions in just 101 appearances.
Soldado was part of a failed £110 million squad overhaul at White Heart Lane last summer, instigated by then manager, Villas Boas, and despite replenishing much of the outlay through the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, expectations were never met by the overpriced new recruits, with Soldado leading the pack in that respect.
At £26 million, Spurs fans would have expected a contribution of at least 20 goals in his first season, however with a return of just 6 goals in 28 appearances, it is no wonder he was regarded as one of the worst buys of the Premier League season last year.
Mauricio Pochettino is the new man at the helm at White Heart Lane following his move from Southampton. The Argentine is keen to put his own stamp on the squad and looks set to provide the 29-year old the opportunity of reviving his career elsewhere.
Atletico and Sevilla link
The Spaniard has been linked to Atletico Madrid, which has failed to materialise following the Spanish Champions acquisition of Mario Mandzukic from Bayern Munich, and was even considered by Tottenham officials in a swap deal with Sevilla's Alberto Moreno, which was snubbed by the Andalusian club due to their need of liquidity to help with their dire financial state.
Proven goalscorer with Valencia but Premier League flop
Daniel Levy will have to take a hit on the Soldado of around £11 million if the player is going to ply his trade at the San Siro next sext season, which might be the best option for the club considering he doesn't look the sort of player that can deal with the physical demands of the Premier League.
In saying that, Italy could very well be the next best option for the Spaniard if a move back home doesn't come about, and Inter are on the lookout for a frontman following the departure of Diego Milito who returned to his native Argentina with Racing Club earlier this summer after a succesful five years with the Milan giants.