Internacional president Giovanni Luigi has claimed that striker Leandro Damiao is not close to joining any club, as reported by Sky Sports.
The Brazilian forward has been a long term target of Tottenham but it appears Napoli are now favourites to sign him as they are on the brink of selling star man Edinson Cavani for a record £50million to PSG.
Luigi claimed that Spurs were keen last season but boss Andre Villas-Boas has seemed to change his transfer targets after an indifferent second half of the season for Damiao.
Southampton have been linked with an ambitious move for the striker too but a move to Italy is still the likely destination despite Luigi’s dismissal.
“But if I like a football player, I’m going to talk to his club and not with the agent.
“For me there is no negotiation started for Damiao with Napoli, this must be a guess because, I repeat, Napoli have not mentioned this interest either now or in the past.
“How much is he worth? I do not know if I’m going to sell. He should remain here. I believe the player will be here for at least another year.”
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