AVB confirms Brazilian interest

by Michelle Fortune , 02 January 2013

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed his interest in bringing Brazilian pair Leandro Damiao and Willian to White Hart Lane.

Spurs were linked with a move for Willian in the summer but failed to meet Shakhtar Donetsk's asking price.

The 24-year-old was one of the stars during the group stages of the Champions League and Villas-Boas has not ruled out making another bid for the winger.

"We got in touch with Willian and he is one of the players that interests us," Villas-Boas told the Daily Mirror.

"I like his style, but we could not reach the value Shakhtar were asking. It does not mean we won't try again.

"Shakhtar are a difficult club to negotiate with as they do not need the money and can keep their players."

Internacional striker Damiao finished as top scorer at the London Olympics and Villas-Boas admits he is keen on signing the 23-year-old.

"For Damiao, he had a spectacular Olympics. We follow the best players and youngsters. Leandro fits this profile," the Spurs manager added.

"He has had injuries after London 2012, but he is a player that is always on our list."

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