In the wee hours of the morning, we posted a story linking a report out of Porto Alegre, Brazil that Tottenham Hotspur had renewed their interest in Leandro Damiao and tabled a bid of around £20m. Because it was from a local outlet in a language I don't speak fluently, we took it with a grain of salt.
Well, we're still taking this story with a grain of salt, just a much smaller grain. This story appears to have some legs. Tweets!
Tottenham definitely trying again today to resurrect a deal for Brazilian striker Damiao #thfc— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) January 31, 2013
Damiao è vicino al Tottenham: oggi si può chiudere fb.me/27lHuNnuv— Gianluca Di Marzio (@dimarziotweet) January 31, 2013
As @SibsTHFC noted, Di Marzio has been on top of stuff this window, including the Pep Guardiola move to Bayern Munich. Daniel Taylor's pretty legit as well.
So, this is a thing. Tottenham Hotspur have almost certainly made a new, sizable bid for Leandro Damiao. Whether or not the deal can be completed realistically remains to be seen, especially since Internacional haven't accepted it yet to our knowledge, and we have no idea if Damiao wants to play for us. We'll have more to write about before the day is out, I'm sure.