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Tottenham begin talks for £15m striker

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Tottenham are reportedly set to renew talks with Internacional regarding the proposed acquisition of Brazil striker Leandro Damiao - a long-term target for the club - during the summer transfer window.

According to Goal.com, the appointment of Franco Baldini as Spurs' technical director will prompt the club to reopen discussions regarding the signing of Damiao, who is rated by his current employers at around £15 million.

Baldini, the former No.2 to Fabio Capello with England, has left his position with Roma in order to work with Andre Villas-Boas at Tottenham, and the Italian has been tasked pushing through a deal for Damiao.

The 23-year-old Brazil international scored 24 goals for Internacional last season and remains a key target for Spurs with the club having missed out on his signature during the January transfer window.

Spurs have a sporting partnership with Internacional that enabled them to purchase Sandro from the club for £8 million in 2010 and, although they have struggled to reach an agreement for Damiao in the past, are confident that this summer they will succeed.

The failure of Spurs to secure a place in the Champions League appeared as though it may hinder a proposed deal, but the player is reported to remain open to a move to White Hart Lane.

Spurs have identified the signing of another striker as a priority during the transfer window, with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor currently the only senior forwards at the disposal of Villas-Boas.

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