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Damiao unaware of Tottenham bid

Internacional striker Leandro Damiao is unaware of a bid from Tottenham.
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Internacional forward Leandro Damiao claims he is not aware of any bids for his services despite being linked with a move to Tottenham.

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Spurs are reported to have been tracking the Brazil international for some time, with speculation regarding an official approach having intensified since the transfer window re-opened.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is in the market for attacking talent, with the news that Emmanuel Adebayor is to join up with Togo for the Africa Cup of Nations which leaves Spurs with just one senior frontman in the shape of Jermain Defoe.

Damiao, 23, would represent a gamble as he is untested in Europe and would command a sizeable fee.

He is also in no rush to leave his homeland, despite claims by Internacional president Giovanni Luigi on Wednesday that a bid has been tabled by an English club.

Damiao claims to be unaware of such an approach and maintains that his focus is locked on the forthcoming campaign with Internacional.

He told Zero Hora: "My agent told me that there is no offer, everyone around me knows that I want to stay.

"But I can't say that I'll stay forever, maybe there will be an offer in the long term and (my future) depends on the president too."

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