Inter Milan working on Roberto Soldado deal

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Serie A outfit Inter Milan are preparing to make an £11million bid for Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, according to the Express

The Spaniard has struggled with life in England, scoring just six goals in over 30 appearances, with four of them coming from the penalty spot, and the Italian side are now offering him a chance to reignite his career.

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Premier League troubles

After becoming one of Europe's lethal finishers, Soldado won a move from Spanish side, Valencia, to Spurs back in 2013, but since then, he has struggled to adapt to life in England and has failed to set the Premier League alight.

As previously mentioned, four of his six goals have come from the penalty spot, and under Mauricio Pochettino, he has found himself fall behind Emmanuel Adebayor and academy graduate, Harry Kane.

According to reports in Italy, Inter Milan are heavily considering a January bid for the Spaniard, and are prepared to give him a way out of White Hart Lane so that he can save his faltering career.

Stumbling blocks

The only potential stumbling blocks in a transfer could be the 29-year-old's weekly-wages and also the transfer fee itself.

Soldado currently earns roughly £60k-a-week in North London, but after a mega-Summer clear-out, Inter's current top earner is on around £40k-a-week, and they are not prepared to top that, meaning the striker would have to accept a £20k price-cut.

Due to big-name exits, including: Javier Zanetti, Esteban Cambiasso and Diego Milito, officials at Inter were keen to keep their wage-bill as low as possible, and signing Soldado could effect that, unless the Spanish international is willing to take a considerable pay-cut to join the San Siro.


As for the transfer fee, the Italian side are only willing to pay £11m for the 29-year-old, meaning Spurs would lose out on £15m after splashing £26m on him in the Summer of 2013.

It isn't understood whether or not the Premier League outfit would consider selling for such a low price, but with Kane and Adebayor the regular first-team strikers now, a transfer could possibly be in the pipeline.

It's believed the Inter boss, Walter Mazzarri, is confident that he can help Soldado resurrect his career, and help him find he lethal scoring boots which he showed during his time in La Liga with Valencia.

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