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Spurs transfers: AVB considering Dzeko offer
24th July 2013 9:00pm BST
Tottenham Hotspur are considering an offer for Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko if Valencia striker Roberto Soldado turns out to be too expensive.
Spurs technical director Franco Baldini travelled to Spain on Monday for discussions with Valencia officials regarding the transfer of Soldado to White Hart Lane and talks have continued since the Italian’s trip.
The north London club made an initial offer of £21 million for the Spain international but the La Liga side will not even consider selling the 28-year-old for any less than £26 million and Valencia boss Miroslav Djukic wants to keep Soldado at the club this summer.
Tottenham have therefore been identifying alternatives to Soldado and SportsDirect News sources in London have revealed that Andre Villas-Boas has considered Bosnian international Dzeko.
The Portuguese coach hopes the offer of first-team football with the Lilywhites will be enough to convince the 27-year-old to move to White Hart Lane after Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini signed Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic this summer and can also call upon Argentine international Sergio Aguero in attack.
The Spurs manager, however, may not find it easy to land Dzeko’s signature after Pellegrini recently revealed he has the Bosnian in his plans for the upcoming campaign.