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Luigi: Damiao different to Oscar

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Damiao poised for Spurs switch. (©GettyImages)
Damiao poised for Spurs switch. (©GettyImages).

Internacional president Giovanni Luigi has confirmed that only Tottenham have made a formal bid of around £11million for star striker Leandro Damiao.

The 23-year-old is currently on international duty with Brazil at the 2012 London Olympics, and is set to feature for coach Mano Menezes' side in tomorrow's semi-final clash against South Korea at Old Trafford.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is looking to improve his attacking options at White Hart Lane, after a permanent move for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor stalled.

But, the Portuguese tactician will have to wait until the conclusion of this summer's tournament before pressing ahead with Tottenham's proposed Damiao deal.

Vice-president Luciano Davi, recently told Terra that bids for the player were forthcoming, saying: "There will be offers for Leandro Damiao, no doubt about that. He has already rejected offers in the last few years."

Meanwhile, Luigi defended the sale of another young starlet Oscar to Chelsea, who completed a £25million move to Stamford Bridge prior to the Olympics, stating that that situation was entirely different.

"It was a very good price. The risk of the price sliding rather than rising was greater [after the tournament]."

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