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The Serie A leaders are closing in on the highly-rated Brazilian forward, having reportedly already had one huge bid rejected by Internacional, with £25.8 million the asking price

Leandro Damiao’s agent has revealed that he has held talks with Juventus about the Internacional striker moving to Turin next year.

The Brazil forward has also been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham, but the Bianconeri are reportedly leading the chase and are said to have recently had a €20 million (£17.2m) offer turned down.

Damiao’s representative, Vinicius Prates, has now confirmed that Juve remain very keen on signing the 22-year-old.

"I met with leaders of Juventus, but there's nothing official,” he told Tuttosport. “We just talked.

“It’s normal that big teams want the boy; they have called me from all over Europe, including Real Madrid.

“[But] Juventus are a great club and it would be an honor for Leandro to play for them.

“It depends on making a deal with his club. [But] it’s still possible that next season the boy can play in Italy.”

Indeed, Prates confirmed that Juve are not the only Serie A side chasing Damiao.

"I confirm that the three main Italian teams are interested in our striker,” he said, before adding that Internacional want €30m (£25.8m) for their starlet.

Damiao is considered one of the most promising young strikers in South America and has already been capped four times by the Brazilian national team.

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