Hoje, 28/05, saiu a notícia que o Tottenham está tentando contratar David Villa, do Barcelona.
Então se especulou que o clube desistiria de Damião.
Segundo a Imprensa Inglesa, o interesse, ao menos por agora, permanece.
Não sei se este interesse permanecerá após pagar 10 milhões de Libras ao Barcelona.
Mas o Daily Mirror traz uma informação interessante sobre a negociação em janeiro:
Diz: "The Brazil striker came close to joining the White Hart Lane club in January, but Levy could not agree a fee."
O que é "fee" ?
É pagamento, taxa, comissão.
Que taxa ou comissão será essa?
Spurs launch £10m swoop for Villa in bid to beat rivals Arsenal for Barcelona strikerBy Sami Mokbel
Tottenham have opened talks over a £10million swoop for Barcelona striker David Villa and have renewed their interest in long-term target Leandro Damiao.
Sportsmail revealed Andre Villas-Boas’ interest in the striker earlier this month and the Spanish champions have now been made aware of Spurs’ intention to land Villa ahead of next season.
Barca are willing to sell the Spain star this summer, who has found first-team football difficult to come by this season, but want a fee of around £12m.
Spurs-bound? Barcelona striker David Villa is a target for Tottenham, who rate him at £10million
Arsenal also have a long-term interest in Villa, but a striker is understood to be less of a priority for Arsene Wenger.
Villas-Boas, who will listen to offers for Emmanuel Adebayor, wants to bolster his options up front this summer.
And talks between Spurs and Internacional over an £18m move for Damiao have reopened.
Revolution: Andre Villas-Boas wants to bolster his attacking options at White Hart Lane
Target: Brazil and Internacional striker Leandro Damiao has been on Spurs wanted list long-term
However, discussions between both clubs have recommenced with Spurs chiefs confident of finally landing the centre-forward.
Tottenham are also growing increasingly confident that Gareth Bale will stay despite concrete interest from Real Madrid.
As revealed by Sportsmail yesterday, the Spanish giants will test Spurs’ resolve to keep the Wales forward with a £65m bid.
But Tottenham are confident Bale will sign a contract extension, worth in the region of £170,000 per week, before the start of the season.
Strike a pose: Spurs remain confident that star player Gareth Bale will sign a new deal at the club