Andre Villas-Boas has revealed Tottenham Hotspur are still interested in signing Brazilian duo Leandro Damiao and Willian.

Internacional striker Damiao has been a long-time target for Spurs and was heavily linked with a switch to White Hart Lane while he was in London on Olympic duty last summer. Villas-Boas has admitted Tottenham will try to sign the 23-year-old, if he becomes available for the right price.

Leandro Damiao

"There are many good players here, we are happy, but we obviously follow the best players and youngsters and Leandro Damiao fits in the profile," the Portuguese told Sky Sports.

"Leandro was spectacular at the Olympics. We are paying attention to his progress but he had injuries after the Olympics and may not have played that often. If he is within our reach, he'll always be in our list," Villas-Boas stressed.

Damiao, who broke into the Internacional first team in 2010, has scored 74 goals for the Porto Alegre club from 129 appearances in all competitions. The forward also has 14 senior international caps to his name.

Villas-Boas also admitted he remains an admirer of Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Willian. The former Chelsea boss tried to sign the 24-year-old in 2011, while in charge at Stamford Bridge, and made an attempt in the summer as well, when he took over at Spurs.


"We contacted Willian and he is one of the players in which we had an interest. I like his style but we could not reach a deal with Shakhtar in the summer. Shakhtar are a tough club to negotiate with; they don't need the money, they can keep their players," Villas-Boas told

Willian, who has scored four goals in five appearances in the Champions League so far this season, earlier said he enjoyed a friendly relationship with AVB and also revealed he was keen to sign for a big club in a higher league.