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

Roberto Soldado

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

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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

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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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