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Pochettino rejects Soldado exit talk

Mauricio Pochettino has insisted Roberto Soldado has a future at Tottenham and rejected speculation he will leave White Hart Lane.

The Spanish striker moved to north London from Valencia ahead of the 2013-14 season, but has struggled to make an impression - contributing just seven league goals.

He has been strongly linked with a move away, with Villarreal reportedly leading the chase for the 30-year-old as they look to strengthen ahead of a return to the Europa League.

However, Pochettino intends to use Soldado as part of his squad for the forthcoming campaign despite Harry Kane playing as a lone striker for much of last season.

"He [Soldado] is our player and in our plans," Pochettino said ahead of the Audi Cup friendly tournament in Munich.

"I can't confirm that [he will be leaving]."