Tottenham Hotspur appear to have missed out on Malaga striker Jose Salomon Rondon, who looks set to sign for Rubin Kazan.
Financial implications mean the La Liga side are set to lose a number of their prized assets this summer, with Santi Cazorla expected to sign for Arsenal in the coming days.
Rondon looks set to follow the Spain international out of the exit door, with Spurs showing a strong interest in recent weeks.
However, the Venezuelan striker is set to sign with Russian giants Rubin Kazan, according to reports emanating from Italy and Spain.
The news will come as a blow to the North London outfit as they look to strengthen their front-line ahead of the new season.
Speculation suggests that a deal for Emmanuel Adebayor, who spent last season on-loan at White Hart Lane, has fallen through as Spurs continue their hunt for a new striker.
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