Internacional Reject Reports Suggesting Liverpool Have Made Contact Over Striker Leandro Damiao

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Damiao has been linked with a move to Tottenham for the past couple of years but reports suggest that Liverpool maybe ready to make a move for the Brazilian striker.

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Internacional president Giovanni Luigi has rejected speculation linking Liverpool with a move for striker Leandro Damiao, Sky Sports reports.

Speculation has mounted that Liverpool have approached Internacional about signing Damiao, who has been linked with a move to the Premier League all summer.

Reports suggest that the Reds see Damiao as an alternative to Willian, who rejected the opportunity to move to Anfield in favour of a transfer to Chelsea.

However, Luigi insists that Liverpool haven’t been contact over Damiao’s availability and is sure that the striker will remain with Internacional past Monday’s transfer deadline.

“There is nothing,” Luigi told Zero Hora. “Liverpool never made any offer, and I have never received a phone call from them.

“I don’t even know if they could afford to sign Leandro Damiao.

“The Zenit [St Petersburg] story was strong some time ago, but later they never talked about Leandro Damiao. Tottenham talked with me on January 30 and 31, then never again.”

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to bolster his attacking options before the transfer window closes on Monday and is reportedly interested in signing Damiao, having missed out on several other attacking players over the course of the summer.

The club were close to signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan but the Armenian decided to move to Borussia Dortmund while another long term target, Christen Eriksen, moved to Tottenham on Friday.

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