Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he will keep Roberto Soldado at the club, according to reports from the Mirror.
The 30-year-old was tipped to leave White Hart Lane this summer after struggling to hold down a regular role due to his lack of goals.
A number of clubs in Europe have entered the running for his services, with Villarreal, Sevilla, and Benfica all said to be interested.
Despite earlier links of an exit, Pochettino admitted that the striker is still part of his plans and was not included in the Audi Cup squad due to an injury.
“Soldado is in my plans but he did not come here because there was a problem with his back – but he is in our plans,” he said.
Spurs were hoping to secure a new forward during the current window to play alongside star man Harry Kane up top.
However, the Argentine also revealed that Emmanuel Adebayor and Aaron Lennon are both free to leave the club.
“They are not in my plans. They know the situation – we have spoken with them and it’s no problem.”