Atletico Madrid Join Race for Tottenham Target

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Atletico Madrid have joined the hunt for Internacional striker Leandro Damiao according to talkSport.

The Brazilian striker is highly rated in the game and is widely expected to make a move to Europe soon.

Damiao was strongly linked with a move to Tottenham during the January transfer window, only for a move to break down after the two clubs failed to agree a fee for the player.

Tottenham were thought to have remained keen on the player and were ready to re-enter negotiations in the coming weeks.

But they will have to act fast if they want to secure his signature after it emerged that Atletico have entered the race for Damiao.

Atletico are preparing for life without Colombian striker Radamel Falcao after it was revealed over the weekend that he is in talks with wealthy French side Monaco.

His departure from the club will leave Atletico with significant transfer funds that could allow them to blow Tottenham out of the water in the race for the signing of Damiao.

The Spanish giants have reportedly made the striker their number one target. The news will come as a blow to Spurs boss Andre Vilas-Boas, who is keen to bolster his attacking options over the coming months.

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