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Andre Villas-Boas believes Spurs have 'moved on' from Leandro Damião

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that the club will no longer pursue long-term transfer target Leandro Damião.

The Internacional forward has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane for the past 18 months, with Tottenham having submitted a £16 million bid for the 23-year-old on deadline day.

However, the club had their offer for the Brazilian rejected and Villas-Boas believes the transfer saga will now be finished.

The Portuguese coach said: "The player has been linked recently with Spurs, we’ve made it public before that it’s a player that we chase, but we couldn’t agree on the full conditions so we’ve moved on.

"Could it [a deal for Damião] happen in the summer? No I don’t think so, it’s probably finished now."

Villas-Boas also expressed his disappointment that another Brazilian transfer target, Willian, chose to move to Anzhi Makhachkala instead of the Premier League outfit.

Villas-Boas added: "Willian is a very difficult situation because he’s rated very highly by Shakhtar, almost to a point where European clubs can’t compete.

"Obviously his transfer was made by a crazy amount of money and he’s moved on to a league which is the same level as the Ukrainian league.

"It’s a pity that a player of that talent can’t come to a bigger league because I think his talent is up there, but hopefully everything goes well for him."

Source: Goal.com


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