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Tottenham to make late Damiao bid

Rio de Janeiro: English football club Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly willing to pay up to 20 million pounds to sign Brazil international striker Leandro Damiao.

The London outfit is also prepared to include their Brazilian goalkeeper Gomes in negotiations with Damiao`s Brazilian club Internacional.

Damiao has long been on the radar of Tottenham and the Premier League club is understood to have had at least two offers rejected in the past two years.

The 23-year-old has won 14 international caps for Brazil and was the team`s leading goalscorer at last year`s London Olympics with six goals.

The England transfer window closes Thursday and Tottenham will reportedly turn its attention to Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo should it fail in its pursuit of the Brazilian.