Valencia striker Roberto Soldado has spoken of his desire to stay at Valencia, despite a bid from Tottenham according to Sky Sports.
Andre Villas-Boas has made a striker his top priority, with Jermain Defore and rookie Harry Kane currently the only out and out forwards on the clubs books.
It is reported Tottenham had bid €30 million (£23.5 million) for the 27-year-old, who just missed out on the final selection for Spain’s successful Euro 2012 squad.
Soldado explained how the bid was quickly rejected, and that a move is unlikely as he is very happy with life at the Mestella.
“I knew about their [Tottenham’s] interest in signing me,” he said.
“My representatives told me Tottenham made an offer and Valencia did not want to sell me, despite the club’s financial situation.
“If I signed a contract until 2017 [in June] it was to complete it. That is my wish and I hope it comes true. I want to play here, at the club of my hometown.”