Tottenham target Damiao will not leave cheaply, warn Internacional

After catching the eye during this summer's Olympic Games, the Brazilian forward's club president has stated that it will take a large offer to tempt them into selling the star
Tottenham transfer target and Internacional striker Leandro Damiao will not leave the club this summer unless they receive a bid close to the player's £47 million release clause, according to the club's president.

After finding the back of the net six times in Brazil's four matches to date so far at the Olympic Games, the race for his signature has hotted up and with striking options currently at a minimum at White Hart Lane, he has reportedly been targeted by manager Andre Villas-Boas.

However, Internacional president Giovanni Luigi was keen to dampen down any talk of a proposed move involving the talented forward, highlighting the club's financial strength as the reason.

"I think it's very hard for the transfer to happen unless Tottenham pay the €60m (£47m) buyout fee that is included in his contract," Luigi told O Jogo

"Leandro Damiao has four more years on his contract. He is a very well paid player and has nothing to complain about.

"And we don't need to sell. We are a rich club with an enviable structure."

As exclusively revealed by, Tottenham are thought to be preparing a £15m offer for the player this week, which would fall well short of the club's valuation.