Last Updated: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 10:02
Tottenham target Roberto Soldado could leave Valencia this summer, according to the Spanish outfit's manager Miroslav Djukic.
Spurs have been looking to take the highly-rated 28-year-old to White Hart Lane this summer but so far progress has been slow.
Boss Andre Villas-Boas revealed on Friday that he is still hopeful a deal can be agreed for the former Real Madrid academy star, as Valencia continue to hold out for Soldado's release-clause fee of £25.8 million.
It has been reported that Soldado, who scored 30 goals in 46 appearances last season as Los Che secured a fifth-placed finish in the Primera Division, could hand in a transfer request to try and push through a move.
And Djukic has now broken his silence to admit that the player could well be given the green light to leave before the transfer window closes on September 2.
Speaking to Spanish media outlet Super Deporte, Djukic told reporters: "The possibility that he will leave is real.
"Soldado is our striker and if he stays, then he will be the reference point up front. Valencia are working on various options in case Soldado does leave, but we have too (few) forwards, either with Soldado or especially without him.
"We have to remember though that Valencia the club is greater than any player."
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