Spurs still keen on both forwards.
Tottenham have not given up hope of landing both Emmanuel Adebayor and Brazil’s Olympic hero Leandro Damiao, it has emerged.
Man City striker Adebayor scored 17 times whilst on loan at White Hart Lane last season but the club are struggling to finalise a permanent deal for the Togolese forward, who is demanding a major pay-off from mega-rich City to leave.
Spurs, however, remain confident that a permanent deal is not far away, after agreeing to match the 28-year-old’s lofty wage demands.
The north Londoners are also hopeful of landing Internacional forward Damiao, who has impressed for Brazil in the London Olympics and is set to lead the line against Mexico in Friday’s Gold Medal Match.
Damiao has attracted attention from across Europe with his performances at the Games and AC Milan are also interested in the 23-year-old. But Spurs’ strategic partnership with the Porto Alegre club gives them first refusal on all of Inter’s homegrown players, meaning they hold the aces in the race for the prolific marksman.
It is thought that Inter will demand in the region of £18 million for Damiao, a price Tottenham are willing to match, particularly if Real Madrid meet their £40 million asking price for Luka Modric.
Spurs head-coach Andre Villas-Boas admitted this week that he is in desperate need of striking reinforcements, with Jermain Defoe currently the only senior forward on the club’s books.
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