Tottenham are closing in on Internacional striker Leandro Damiao.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp sent chief scout Ian Broomfield to South America to watch the striker in action for Internacional on Sunday night.

The trek was to glean final pieces of information about the striker before Redknapp considers his options, reported The Mirror.

Damiao could be purchased ahead of Emmanuel Adebayor, who spent the season on loan at the club from Manchester City, but whose wage demands might prove a stumbling block.