Tottenham have been offered long-term target Leandro Damiao. The north London side are expected to pay £17m to bring the Brazil international to White Hart Lane, according to the Mail Online.

The report states the 23-year-old is also interesting French side Olympique Marseille and Serie A club Napoli. The former, however, is understood to be unwilling to meet Internacional's valuation.

"Leandro Damiao? We know him very well, but there are financial aspects we cannot ignore. We are following him but it is too expensive so far. On a financial level we will be more at ease than last season, but we didn't win the lottery. Our priority is to try to sign French players," the French club's sporting director, Jose Anigo, told L'Equipe.

Internacional have confirmed they will not deal the latter.

Leandro Damiao

Damiao was believed to be close to a move to Andre Villas-Boas' side in January but the ex-Porto boss claimed the deal broke down after the Premier League side felt negotiations were "going out of proportion".

Damiao has 17 goals and five assists from 32 domestic games in Brazil this season. The Mail believes Internacional president Giovanni Luigi will open talks with Spurs this weekend, after the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Meanwhile, the player's agent, Vinicius Prates, has also confirmed his client is likely to leave this summer, if "an interesting offer" were to be tabled.

Tottenham failed to finish the season in top four and AVB has already set his eyes on strengthening the squad. The north London club currently have Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor as the senior strikers in their attacking division.

However, the Togolese striker has now been linked with a move away from the club in the summer. Should Tottenham sign Damiao in the summer, it will be to bolster their strikeforce for the new season.

The one point of concern for Tottenham fans could be that their club failed to qualify for the Champions League next season, whereas Napoli have done that. Should Damiao stress on participation in European club football's elite competition, Internacional may be forced to negotiate with Aurelio di Laurentiis' side.

Spurs will need to strengthen their striking department this summer. At present, AVB has only England international Jermain Defoe and Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor as senior strikers.

The latter impressed hugely while on loan in the 2011/12 season but has failed since moving to the Lane on a long-term contract. He has now been linked with a move away from the club in the summer.