Tottenham have been forced to postpone plans to sign Internacional striker Leandro Damiao before today's deadline.

The Telegraph says Spurs have been in negotiations over long-term target Damiao, hoping to beat off competition from the likes of Paris St Germain, and agree a lower fee than has been demanded by his club Internacional who have rated the Brazilian striker at around £20 million.

However Spurs' hopes of a deal being completed before Tuesday's deadline for Damiao were dashed, although the club may return for him in the summer.