Liverpool are moving to rumble Tottenham hopes for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado.

The Daily Star says Spurs had an initial £17m bid for the Valencia striker ­rejected and made an improved offer of £20m last week.

But Reds boss Brendan Rodgers needs a big signing if Luis ­Suarez quits Anfield this ­summer and is weighing up a £22m bid for Soldado.