North Londoners have been monitoring forward for some time now.
Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur are now unlikely to revive their long-standing interest in highly regarded Internacional front man Leandro Damiao when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The north London club have been keeping close tabs on the exciting Brazil international for the past few years now, however, they have been unable to come to any sort of agreement with his club over a price for the player.
However, it had been widely assumed that Tottenham would re-ignite their interest in Damiao at the turn of the year, especially given the club’s chronic shortage of goals up front so far in this campaign.
But despite Internacional president Giovanni Luigi recently confirming that their star man could still leave the club in January, with the Brazilian giants even thought willing to accept a lower fee, believed to be somewhere in the region of £14 million, for the 24-year-old, Spurs are now understood to have finally lost interest in Damiao.
And Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas is now expected to turn his attacking focus elsewhere instead next month as the Portuguese continues his search for a forward with the ability to put the ball in the back of the net.
‘There are no negotiations under way as the league just ended on Sunday,” Luigi told RBS TV.
“The possibility of Leandro Damiao leaving is still open, but nobody has contacted me.”