Internacional have made it clear it would take a vast sum to part with Leandro Damiao amid reported interest from Tottenham.

The striker has impressed during Brazil’s Olympic campaign and has scored six goals in four starts to help his country into the final which takes place at Wembley on Saturday.

Internacional are trying to play hard ball by claiming that Spurs will have to stump up £47million to land the 23-year-old. Despite the fact that Damiao has been on our radar for a number of months, every Spurs fan knows that there is no way that Daniel Levy will spend that sort of money on one player alone.

The Brazilian club are in a position where they do not have to sell the player considering he has four years to run on his deal. Levy has a reputation for his negotiation skills, but when you look at this situation even the most ardent of Tottenham fan will have to admit that this deal is a bridge too far.

With just Jermain Defoe as a senior striker on our books we need to bring in another forward before the Newcastle game, and sharpish!

“I think it’s very hard for the transfer to happen unless Tottenham pay the €60million (£47m) buyout fee that is included in his contract,” Internacional president Giovanni Luigi told O Jogo.

“Leandro Damiao has four more years on his contract. He is a very well paid player and has nothing to complain about.

“And we don’t need to sell. We are a rich club with an enviable structure.

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