Tottenham are ready to make another approach for Internacional striker Leandro Damiao in a bid to further strengthen their forward line and enhance their chances of achieving Champions League football.
The north London club have been tracking the Brazil international for some time but have been unable to conclude what would be a complicated deal due to the striker being owned by third-party investors.
However, both the Telegraph and Goal.com are reporting that Tottenham will make an official offer of £15million as they attempt to sign another striker after learning that Emmanuel Adebayor will be travelling to the Africa Cup of Nations.
The former Manchester City striker had originally retired from international football but he is expected to be named in the squad before the deadline on Wednesday afternoon.
That leaves manager Andre Villas-Boas just one senior striker in Jermain Defoe and has seemingly convinced chairman Daniel Levy to sanction another bid for the prolific Brazilian striker.
Damiao was the top scorer at the Olympics Games with six goals in five appearances and particularly impressed playing in the Copa Libatadores in 2012 as he managed to score six goals in 10 appearances.
The 23-year-old has consistently been linked with a move to Spurs and his agent recently admitted that Villas-Boas has been tracking the striker since he was manager of Chelsea.
"While Leandro Damiao stays at Internacional, Tottenham will always be interested," said Vinicus Prates, as quoted in Goal.com. "Andre Villas-Boas has liked him since he was Chelsea's manager."
Spurs do have a "partnership agreement" with the Brazilian side which dates back to the transfer of Sandro from Internacional but it has been difficult to sign Damiao because of his ownership rights.
Nevertheless it seems Tottenham will once again attempt to negotiate a deal while Internacional are in the middle of their off-season which happens to coincide with Europe's winter transfer window.