White Hart Lane want Samba star.
Tottenham Hotspur will push through a £16million bid for Internacional striker Leandro Damiao to put the finishing touches to a triple swoop.
The 22-year-old has attracted interest from Barcelona but Spurs are at the front of the queue having had a £12million offer rejected by the Samba club.
Internacional want to keep the Brazil international until the end of their season but Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is keen to bring him to north London as soon as possible.
The arrival of Damiao will complete a triple swoop for Redknapp who has secured the season-long services of two star players.
Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor watched Spurs’ goalless draw with Hearts to secure progression to the Europa League group stages.
The 27-year-old completed his medical yesterday but Premier League rules mean he cannot play in Tottenham’s home clash with City on Sunday.
Redknapp will pay £75,000 of his weekly £180,000 wages for the ex-Togo international, who was on-loan at Real Madrid last season after falling out with Blues boss Roberto Mancini.
Spurs have also completed a season-long loan deal for Spain U21 midfielder Iago Falque, 21, from Juventus, according to The Sun.