Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing the prolific Valencia striker Roberto Soldado this summer, according to the Telegraph.
It's believed that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, a man renowned for his last-minute deals for bottom-dollar prices, is willing to blow the club's transfer record sky high.
Tottenham transfer record is currently £16.75m, which was set back in 2008 for the signing of Luka Modric, but Levy would have to pay upwards of £20m for the signature of the Spanish striker.
Valencia, like Tottenham, missed out on a Champions League place on the last day of the season, and are also going through financial constraints and undergoing the possibility of selling some of their star players in order to ease financial pressure.
Soldado is one of the most highly-rated strikers in the world, with 60 La Liga goals in 101 appearances, and the 27-year-old will be wanted by many clubs - but with Tottenham at the front of the pack, the Spaniard may well be playing his football at White Hart Lane next season.
With Tottenham looking to strengthen their squad around world-class Gareth Bale, Soldado will be a huge improvement on their current strike-force.
And with midfield and full-back improvements sure to follow, next season's Champions League race will not be one to miss.
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