Spain striker Roberto Soldado has confirmed Tottenham have had a bid rejected for him by Valencia.
The 27-year-old has spent the past two seasons at the Mestalla scoring 36 goals in 67 appearances for Mauricio Pellegrino’s side.
Soldado admitted he heard of Tottenham’s interest in bringing him to White Hart Lane but revealed Valencia did not want to let him leave the club after they received an offer.
He told reporters: “I knew their interest on me. My representatives told me they made an offer to the club, but despite the economic situation, they didn’t want to sell me.”
The Spaniard, who has scored three goals in five appearances for the national side, is fully committed to Valencia and still feels it is a ‘dream’ to play for them.
“I signed until 2017 I’m ready to complete my contract – that’s my dream and I hope it comes true. I want to play here, in my land’s team,” Soldado said.
Soldado is expected to be part of Pellegrino’s squad to take on champions Real Madrid on Sunday in their La Liga opener.