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Tottenham no longer prepared to deal in Damiao

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has practically ruled out returning with another bid for Leandro Damiao. Villas-Boas made Damiao his top January transfer target but failed to land the 23-year-old before Thursday night's 11pm deadline.

Internacional claimed they did not let Brazil international Damiao leave for White Hart Lane because Spurs' offer, reported to be £13million, did not meet their valuation.

"We've approached this market very sensibly," the former Chelsea manager said.

"I've said in our conversations that if (the Damiao bid) was going to go out of proportion, we would step out of it.

"We have made it public before that he is a player that we chase, but we couldn't agree on the full conditions so we've moved on."

Tottenham, who have a club partnership with Internacional, were expected to renew their interest in Damiao this summer, but Villas-Boas claims that is now unlikely.

"No I don't think (it will happen in the summer)," Villas-Boas said.

"It's probably finished now."

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