Internacional striker Leandro Damiao admits he was close to making a summer move to Tottenham.
"There was a very good offer, both for me and for Internacional. But unfortunately it did not lead to a transfer," he said.
"The president Luigi Giovanni is very good and he knows what he's doing."
However, Damiao added that he does expect to leave his Brazilian club in the not-too-distant future.
"Someday soon I will definitely leave, but not just yet," he added.