Spurs have made a fresh bid of £22million plus add-ons for Roberto Soldado - and are targeting Lyon forward Lisandro Lopez next.

White Hart Lane Technical Director Franco Baldini has been sent to Spain to hold face-to-face talks over the offer - on top of which Spurs will pay £3.5million in add-ons - for Valencia striker Soldado.

The Spanish club have announced that they will be holding a board meeting at 11am this morning, where the forward's future will be decided.

Amadeo Salvo, Valencia president, said: "We have asked for £26m. What they've offered isn't too far off. Tomorrow we'll continue negotiations with [Tottenham].

"The two clubs have spoken and Valencia made it clear that they wanted 30 milllion euros.

"Tottenham's mission is to get the player as cheaply as possible, while ours is to receive 30 million. There's not much room for manouevre. For a deal to take place two things have to happen: the player has to want to go and they need to pay what Valencia demand. The board will study the situation."

Tottenham moved quickly yesterday because they feared they could lose out to Liverpool in the race for the Spain international who is being eyed at Anfield as a possible replacement for Luis Suarez.