Spurs hope to tie up move for forward this summer.
Tottenham Hotspur appear to be in the driving seat in the race to sign coveted Internacional striker Leandro Damiao at the end of the season, according to reports on Insidefutbol.com.
The north London club have been keeping close tabs on the Brazil international for the past two years now, coming close in each of the previous two January transfer windows to bringing the player to White Hart Lane, only on each occasion for the deal to fall through at the last minute.
However, it now looks increasingly likely that the Premier League outfit will be signing the 23-year-old when the transfer window reopens for business on June 1, that is if his club’s president is to be believed.
“Recently we talked with Tottenham, Leandro is very likely to play games in England in the coming year,” Internacional president Giovanni Luigi told website Tutto Mercato.
And if Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas does manage to lure the highly-skilful forward to White Hart Lane for next season, then the club will be signing a forward who has been capped 16 times by Brazil since he won his first call-up two years ago, scoring three goals in the process, while he also has 83 career goals in just 143 appearances for his club since since making his Internacional debut in 2010.