Tottenham warned over 'big-money' Leandro Damião pursuit
Internacional president Giovanni Luigi has warned Tottenham Hotspur that they may need to shell out big money if they want to sign Leandro Damião.
Damião, 22, has been a reported target for Spurs for some time and, in recent days, reports have indicated that informal discussions have taken place over a transfer.
With Tottenham currently desperate for a new striker ahead of the 2012-13 season it was thought a deal could be made, but Luigi has warned he will not come cheap.
"I think it's very hard for the transfer to happen unless Tottenham pay the €60million (£47m) buyout fee that is included in his contract," Luigi told O Jogo.
"Leandro Damiao has four more years on his contract. He is a very well paid player and has nothing to complain about. And we don't need to sell. We are a rich club with an enviable structure."
Talking to Lancenet!, vice-president Luciano Davi was less up-front than his senior, but insisted no offers have arrived.
Davi added: "Right now Leandro Damiao is the only player that worries us but we have received no official offers for him."