Spanish club Valencia are targetting Getafe’s Roberto Soldado as a replacement for David Villa after cooling their interest in Toulouse forward Andre Pierre Gignac. Los Che are looking for reinforcements upfront after selling Villa to La Liga champions Barcelona and Nikola Zigic to Birmingham City last month.
Toulouse were demanding 15 million euros for Gignac, a figure that looked a bit too steep for Valencia.
The Soldado deal could be wrapped up for something close to ten million, according to sources. Valencia are also said to be eyeing Mallorca forward Aritz Aduriz should their bid for Soldado fail.
Soldado scored sixteen goals in the 2009-10 La Liga season, giving him sixth place in the overall standings. Aduriz, on the other hand, netted twelve as Mallorca finished fifth in the league and managed to qualify for the Europa League.
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