Last Updated: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:16
Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic says he hasn't heard whether Roberto Soldado will join Tottenham but is hopeful he will stay put.
The Los Che frontman has been heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane in the last week, with reports on Sunday stating talks are ongoing between the two clubs regarding a deal.
Valencia are thought to be holding out for £28.5million, a fee that would trigger a release clause in the Spain international's contract.
Tottenham have made it clear they are very keen to sign the 28-year-old but Djukic says he is unsure whether last season's topscorer will leave the Mestalla, despite having recently spoken to him.
"I haven't spoken to the club," Djukic told the media after watching his lost 2-1 to AC Milan in a pre-season friendly.
"I spoke to Roberto this morning. He is a very good professional and if he decides to leave we will wish him a lot of luck and if he chooses to stay with us then we will be delighted because he is a great professional and he can help us a lot. But if his exit to Tottenham is confirmed then we will wish him all the luck in the world."
Djukic went on to say that he was confident Valencia would cope without Soldado next season and insists they will bring in a replacement, with Manchester United's Javier Hernandez linked with a move to the Mestalla.
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