Atlético Madrid remain interested in Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado, but face a battle to convince the White Hart Lane club to allow the Spaniard to leave on loan.

It is understood Atlético Madrid would like to sign Soldado on loan for the season, with a view to a permanent transfer. But such a move is not ideal for Spurs, who would need to buy a replacement for the forthcoming campaign.

Soldado suffered a miserable first season in England, scoring just six Premier League goals that largely came from the penalty spot.