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Internacional hints at Damiao sale

The Brazilian club's chief has admitted he will be powerless to prevent the striker from leaving if Internacional receives a bid that matches its valuation of the player

Internacional president Giovanni Luigi has admitted that "everything has its price" after Napoli was the latest side linked with a move for Leandro Damiao.

Speculation has suggested the Brazil international could move to Stadio San Paolo in recent weeks, with Inter sporting director Luis Cesar Souto recently confirming the club had laughed off an 18 million euros approach for the striker from the Italian giants.

And, speaking to Corriere dello Sport, Luigi is standing firm on the forward's 25m euros price-tag, but admitted a sale could be sanctioned if Inter's terms are met.

"Is Leandro Damiao on the market? Well, in life everything has its price," Luigi said.  "We received an offer from Napoli, it’s true, but not directly. Damiao’s manager Vinicius Prates told us they are prepared to invest 18m euros.

"However, that is not enough and we do not intend to give discounts. Our player is worth €25m, not a penny less, and if Napoli want him then he’s going to cost 25m euros. We’re here and ready to talk."

The 23-year-old has previously been linked with a move to Premier League side Tottenham, with his current deal running until 2017.

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