[football] direct news understands that Tottenham Hotspur will struggle to sell Roberto Soldado this summer, with Atletico Madrid not interested. Spanish side Atletico Madrid have been linked with a move for Soldado in recent weeks after the striker struggled with form for Spurs, scoring just six goals in 26 appearances in the Premier League. The former Valencia forward has been burdened with heavy criticism after some glaring misses, golden chances and lack of goals but his hardwork and 100% effort has recently been praised. Whilst, the North London side have been patient, it is understood that they could look to offload the 28-year-old this summer. However, potential suitors Atletico Madrid are seemingly not interested as they look to grasp hold of Brazilian born Spanish international Diego Costa, whilst former club Valencia do not have the funds to make a sensational return move. Soldado could yet remain at White Hart Lane then but it is expected that he will not feature for the Spanish national team at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. Watch Manchester United v Manchester City Tuesday night. 24 hour Sky Sports Day pass for only 9.99. No contract.