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Man U contemplating January move for ‘in demand’ Brazilian striker Damiao

Updated: Sep 04, 2012, 17:08 PM IST

London: Manchester United is considering making a move for Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao in the January transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspurs failed in a 20 million pound bid for Damiao last week. The 23-year-old was then offered to Liverpool on loan, but the deal was declared too expensive.

United had held talks over Damiao in February and mediators met his representatives at Sao Paulo Airport on Monday to outline a proposal in January.

The striker won a silver medal at the Olympics and was the tournament top scorer with six goals.

Spurs signed midfielder Sandro from Internacional in 2010 and had hoped that deal will help smooth Damiao’s transfer.