North Londoners told to return with an improved offer this summer.
Brazilian giants Internacional have told Tottenham Hotspur that they can still sign Leandro Damiao at the end of the season if they met the club’s asking price for the midfield player, reports the Metro.
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The North Londoners came very close to sealing a last-ditch deal for the 23-year-old on transfer deadline day, only for Internacional to reject Tottenham’s £23 million offer with just hours of the window left.
Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas has been chasing the highly-regarded Brazil international ever since he arrived as a coach in the Premier League, however, the Portuguese was given hope when Internacional director Marcelo Medeiros confirmed that a transfer to White Hart Lane could still take this summer.
“Leandro Damiao won’t leave, the offer was below what we wanted,” said Medeiros.
“He is under contract with Internacional and will remain our player.
“But, like Lucas to PSG, it is always possible if there is a very good deal.”
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