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Tottenham will have to meet the £26m release clause if they want to land the striker

Roberto Soldado

Transfer news: Tottenham must meet €30m buy-out clause to sign Valencia striker Roberto Soldado

Valencia warn Spurs they will not allowed the striker to leave otherwise

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Roberto Soldado

Transfer news: Valencia announce no deal has been made in Roberto Soldado transfer to Tottenham

Spurs' technical director is pictured with the player's agent but they are yet to meet the £26m valuation for the striker

Bert Trautmann in the 1956 FA Cup Final against Birmingham City; he broke his neck making this save

Former Germany international and Manchester City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann dies

He played more than 500 times for the Citizens between 1949 and 1964

JUAN MATA

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Isco of Spain celebrates scoring a penalty during the UEFA European U21 2013 Championships Final match between Spain and Italy

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Reports in Spain suggest fee will be about €27m

Edinson Cavani

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Italian club president De Laurentiis refusing to sell striker for less than £53.6m release in his contract

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Rafa Benitez, the Chelsea manager, called the win a “massive result” for the club as the edged closer to securing the Champions' League qualification he was tasked with delivering (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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