The Leandro Damiao story has taken a few twists since Spurs were first linked with the young Brazilian striker this summer. Now it seems that those fans who were keen on this transfer going through will have to wait until January at least if Leandro is ever going to line up in a Spurs shirt.
An initial bid was supposedly rejected but Tottenham were still hopeful of securing their man for around £12m. Now it has emerged that his Brazilian club Internacional are resigned to letting him go but for now, they intend to keep him until the end of their domestic season in December.
In addition, it seems that talks are underway over a new contract between the two parties and that could take the asking price to around £20m. If that is the case, Spurs may well be priced out of the deal and a striker for the start of the English season remains a priority in any case.
Those Tottenham fans who are just starting to get frustrated may now have to resign themselves to the fact that a deal for Leandro Damiao is starting to look like another non-starter.