Liverpool are taking a serious look at Valencia striker Roberto Soldado. The Telegraph says Liverpool are looking to sign Soldado placing them in a straight shoot-out with Tottenham for the Spain international's signature.

Spurs have been linked with Soldado ever since the transfer window opened but have stalled over his £26 million asking price, despite sending technical director Franco Baldini over to Spain to iron out a deal.

Liverpool, meanwhile would have no problem paying such a sum for a proven goalscorer.