AS believe that the Premier League duo are keen to sign the Valencia goalscorer, and both are willing to pay his lofty asking price.
Soldado has been heavily linked with a move away from Mestalla this summer, with Los Che’s sporting director Braulio Vazquez admitting to the paper: “We have a plan B for all our players.”
The Spain international scored a superb 24 League goals in 34 appearances last term.
Atletico Madrid have been linked with a surprise move for Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla, and the Diego Simeone has admitted that every player has their price, whilst also commenting on Tito Vilanova and the arrival of David Villa.
“I wish Tito the best,” he told a press conference. “He knows the football world is behind him right now and sends him positive energy.
“Villa looks in good shape and is enthusiastic.
“We had a chat yesterday to get to know each other and straight away you notice his ability, his intelligence…to meet the challenge in front of him.
“Cazorla? Until the transfer window closes anything is possible.”
The 27-year-old has impressed for El Grana since his arrival in 2011, and is seen as the ideal back-up to Marcelo at Santiago Bernabeu.
The Andalusian side have set the Brazilian’s release clause at €15m, but Carlo Ancelotti’s men would like to pay nearer to the €8m mark.
Parma’s Greek international Sotiris Ninis has been linked with a move to Real Sociedad.
The 23-year-old winger has failed to make an impact at the Stadio Tardini since arriving last summer, making just 14 Serie A appearances with a total 589 minutes on the pitch.
The Corriere dello Sport claims Real Sociedad are prepared to take him on and he could be sold for as little as €5m.
Another option would be for the Spanish side to take him on loan in order to gain experience.
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