Tottenham alternative attracts Damiao, says agent

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Leandro Damiao's agent says the Brazilian forward may make the move to Marseille - if a deal with Tottenham fails to materialise.

Damiao has been linked with a move to Spurs for some time now, and the north London club failed with a deadline day bid to land the Brazilian in January.

The Internacional forward is also believed to have been targeted by Napoli and Atletico Madrid.

His agent Vinicius Prates confirmed last week that a move to a Champions League team is preferable, but said Spurs remain an option.

Now Prates has revealed that a move to Marseille could be on the cards, especially if Tottenham fail to launch another bid when the summer window opens.

"I have not been contacted by Olympique de Marseille," he told Sambafoot. "The leaders of this team have not made me an offer for my client. In any case, Marseille are a great club with a great history and France is a country where life is good.

"Moreover, the championship of France has become competitive with big clubs like Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco. 

"Marseille could be an interesting club for Leandro Damiao - especially since there is nothing completed with Tottenham."

A move to Marseille appears unlikely however - the Ligue 1 club confirmed last month that Damiao would be out of their price range.

Spurs are seemingly keen on landing at least one striker this summer and are reportedly chasing a host of forward targets including David Villa, Roberto Soldado and Jackson Martinez.

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