Tottenham forced to wait for Internacional striker Damiao

Internacional striker Leandro Damiao is delaying plans to move to Europe.

Tottenham are set to miss out once again in the race for £15m-rated Damiao, says the Mirror.

Brazilian striker Damiao was a long-term target for ex-White Hart Lane boss Harry Redknapp.

And Internacional revealed his successor Andre Villas-Boas saw a summer bid rejected.

AVB was poised to renew his interest in January as he looks to bolster his wafer-thin strikeforce.

But Damiao, 23, is in no hurry to leave South America in the transfer window. He said: "I do not feel the need to move away right now. Now is not the time to be thinking about leaving here for Europe or the Premier League."

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