Tottenham are stepping up their interest for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado.

The Daily Star says Spurs are weighing up an increased £25m bid for Roberto Soldado after missing out in the race for David Villa.

Former Barcelona striker Villa has snubbed Tottenham to sign for Atletico Madrid.

At 28, Soldado is three years younger than Villa, who only had one year left on his contract at Barcelona and has struggled with injury in recent months.

Spurs have already had a £17m bid for Soldado rejected, with Valencia holding out for the full £25m release clause written into his contract.