The agent of long-term Tottenham Hotspur target Leandro Damiao has confirmed that the striker is in talks with an unnamed club as speculation mounts that the Brazilian will soon secure a move to the Premier League.
Reports in Brazil suggest that it is actually Southampton who have opened negotiations with the forward, despite Tottenham being heavily linked with the striker after failing with a bid during the January transfer window.
Damiao missed Brazil's triumph in the Confederations Cup due to injury but he has regular featured for his national side, making 16 appearances since winning his first cap back in March 2011.
Internacional have maintained that they have yet to receive any offers this summer but Damiao's agent Jorge Machado claims that a club is in talks with the striker about a possible move.
"There is a club interested [in Leandro]," Machado was quoted as saying on Sky Sports. "We have been talking with Internacional for many days, but we have to wait.
"Inter have set a value, which is very significant, so we need to have more talks."
Tottenham bid £13m for Damiao on the final day of the January transfer window but have yet to return with an offer this summer, with reports claiming that their attention has turned to recruiting Barcelona striker David Villa.
Speculation suggests that it is now Southampton who are attempting to persuade the 23 year old to make the move to the Premier League.
The ambitious south coast club pulled off a major coup last season when they signed Gaston Ramirez from Bologna, and it seems they may well have set their sights high as they attempt to land Damiao.
However, it will certainly not be easy to conclude a deal with the striker's club as Internacional are determined to keep him and have set a substantial asking price.
Internacional's director of football Luis Cesar de Souto Moura said: "An offer for Leandro Damiao will only be considered if it's around €25 million."