Internacional set £21.5m asking price for Tottenham target Damiao

The 23-year-old is continually being linked with a move to Europe, but any interested clubs will have to meet the Brazilian side's demands to force a departure
Internacional sporting director Luis Cesar Souto de Moura has made it clear that the club will not allow star striker Leandro Damiao to leave unless their €25 million [£21.5 million] valuation is met.

Goal exclusively revealed on June 6 that long-time admirers Tottenham had reopened discussions over the 23-year-old after failing with a late bid in January.

5/4 Leandro Damiao is 5/4 with BetVictor to join Tottenham
Damiao has also reportedly attracted the interest from the likes of Olympique de Marseille and Southampton, but the Brazilian outfit will not allow him to move on on the cheap.

"An offer for Leandro Damiao will only be considered if it's around €25 million," Moura told Radio Guaiba.

However, the Internacional director has insisted that they have yet to receive an official offer for the prolific striker.

"There is no offer for Leandro Damiao. We understand the following as an offer: when an agent or club make an official enquiry and expresses interest in the player."

The striker's Internacional contract runs until 2017.