Reds will need to act fast though if they wish to steal Spaniard from under Spurs’ noses.

Liverpool are planning to hijack Tottenham Hotspur’s long-running move for coveted Valencia front man Roberto Soldado reports the Daily Mirror.

The Reds are currently on the look-out for a new striker to replace their departing Uruguay international Luis Suarez who has told the Merseyside giants that he wants to leave Anfield this summer to play for Arsenal.

And with Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers set to be armed with a transfer war chest of £50 million once Suarez’s departure to the Emirates has been confirmed the Northern Irishman will then use those funds to steal a march on Tottenham’s own bid to bring the Spain international to White Hart Lane.