Luigi braced for improved offer over 'concrete' Spurs target

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Internacional are braced for another offer from Tottenham Hotspur for striker Leandro Damiao.

The 22-year-old striker was the subject of a bid believed to be in the region of €12 million back in June, and club president Giovanni Luigi believes the North Londoners could come back with another bid before the close of the transfer window.

"It was the first concrete offer we've had," said Luigi in relation to the original approach from Tottenham Hotspur.

"I said I didn't want to sell now, but I think they will come back with another attempt. I warned that he'll only leave at the end of the year and for more money."

Porto have also been linked with a move for the player, who made his debut for Brazil against Scotland in March and has scored 22 goals in 26 games domestically in his homeland.

"We will see, we are going to wait. Right now, there is nothing about Damiao," Luigi continued to Radio Gaucha.

"We want him to stay, but I do not want to make a firm statement about this. I have not been listening to offers for any of our players."


ESPN claim Spurs boss Harry Redknapp would need to bid in the region of €20 million to secure the players services, and the White Hart Lane outfit are known to be in the market for a player in the position.

Emmanuel Adebayor, Diego Forlan and Giuseppe Rossi have also been linked with moves to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, but with time running out in the summer window, Redknapp will have to move fast if he wants to add another player to his attacking ranks alongside Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch and Co.

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