Transfer News: Brazilian Striker Set For January Move?

By on September 4, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, three Premier League sides are linked with a Brazilian striker.

Leandro Damiao

Leandro Damiao could be heading to the Premier League in January with Man Utd, Liverpool and Tottenham all interested, according to the Daily Mail.

The Brazilian has become one of the world’s most sought-after strikers after an excellent display at this summers London 2012 Olympics, where his six goals helped Brazil win the silver medal. The 23-year-old also enjoyed a superb season with club side Internacional, scoring 38 goals in 51 games.

Tottenham were strongly linked with a move for Damiao with this summer and the Daily Mail claim they had a £20m bid rejected in August. Liverpool also targeted the player but turned down the chance to sign him on loan as the deal was considered too expensive.

Manchester United have now entered the chase and are believed to have sent intermediaries to meet with Damiao’s representatives in Sao Paulo airport on Monday to discuss a potential January move to Old Trafford.

A move for the Brazilian hitman would cast further doubt over the future of Wayne Rooney, after it was claimed he had a fall out with Sir Alex Ferguson in pre-season and could be set for a move away from the club.

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3 Comments

  1. ColinSC

    September 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

    How many Goals did Dos Santos score you know .. the GOLD medal winners and how did he go for about a quarter of Damiao value?

  2. Gazza

    September 4, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Agree with you Colin, about dos Santos — as a final insult after 4 years of total neglect, totally mystifying why AVB got rid of him without even trying him. So it’s Damiao “news” again for the next four months. Well, at least we got a break from the gossip for 3 days — and I won’t be reading any again.

  3. nigel honeyman

    September 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    he not come to liverpool because where going back ways we just could find ourselfs playing champship football next season anything can happen in football

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