Tottenham failed in late bid for Brazilian star

Corinthians' Alexandre Pato

Tottenham tried to sign Alexandre Pato on transfer deadline day, according to the Metro.

The Premier League side made a late bid for the Brazilian striker, who joined Corinthians from AC Milan in January.

Pato’s strong performances for Corinthians led to the 24-year-old earning a recall to the national squad. The forward scored in Brazil’s 6-0 win over Australia on Saturday.

But while Andre Villas-Boas attempted to bring Pato to White Hart Lane on deadline day, his side’s bid fell well short of Corinthians’ valuation, and was reportedly lower than the £12million the Brazilian side paid to sign the striker in January.

Pato has scored 11 goals in 30 matches for his new side, as he rediscovers the form he lost during his time at Milan. The Brazilian only scored once in his last season and a half with the Serie A giants, as he struggled to play regular first team football.

Spurs had also been linked with fellow Brazilian Leandro Damiao, but Internacional director of football Luis Cesar Souto de Moura insisted the forward was never for sale.

“We intend to keep the player, we understand he increases the team’s quality,” said de Moura.

“I don’t even know if they could afford to sign Leandro Damiao.”

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