Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is considering making a £15million deadline day offer for long-term target Leandro Damiao.
The Brazil international has been continually linked with a possible transfer to north London and it seems as though Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is equally keen to secure the services of the 23-year-old.
The Independent is reporting that Villas-Boas has made it clear to Levy that Damiao is the only player that he would like to sign before the transfer window closes on Thursday evening.
Levy has previously attempted to secure a deal for Damiao on a number of occasions but it has grown increasingly difficult to finalise a transfer because of the Brazilian being partially owned by a third party.
However, it seems as though Tottenham are prepared to make a last ditch offer of £15million which they hope will finally land their man.
Spurs are short of options in attack which has proved costly as they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Leeds United after being forced to field Clint Dempsey as a makeshift forward as Jermain Defore was injured and Emmanuel Adebayor was at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Damiao has proved his quality while playing for Internacional over the past few seasons and was superb for Brazil during the London Olympics where he managed to score six goals in just six games.
The Independent reports that the deal is still unlikely because of the complicated nature of the striker's ownership and therefore the club have looked at possible alternatives.
Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo has been heavily linked with a switch to White Hart Lane after Spurs twice had bids rejected for the Spaniard in 2009 and in 2011.
However, his price tag of £15million may put Levy off and the cheaper alternative of Gary Hooper, who is said to available for around £8m, may well be a more attractive option should a striker be a necessity before the end of January.
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