Brazilian club Internacional’s capture of Uruguayan ace Diego Forlan could signal the exit of their striker Leandro Damiao, with Tottenham Hotspur preparing another bid for the youngster.
2010 World Cup Golden Ball winner Forlan agreed to part company with Serie A giants Inter Milan last week, and soon joined Internacional on a three-year deal.
However, Forlan’s move has clearly left the door open for Spurs to make a move for the 22-year old Damiao, who broke into the Brazil senior side last year, and has been in scintillating form for Dorival Júnior’s Internacional side.
New Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is said to be a keen admirer of the youngster, and has reportedly had two bids, the latest one valued at £12 million, already rejected by the Brazilian side.
The North London side nevertheless are preparing another improved bid for the starlet who they see as their prime transfer target, and expect to receive more positive signals from Inter thanks to Forlan’s arrival as a possible replacement.
Reigning Serie A champions Juventus are also said to be interested in Damiao, but are for now concentrating on trying to get Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie to the club.