Wednesday, 13th February, 2013

Borussia Dortmund have begun to take steps to line up Internacional striker Leandro Damiao, according to Calcio Mercato, in a move which could signal Robert Lewandowski is set to leave the Ruhr giants.

Lewandowski’s contract with Dortmund expires in 2014 and he has yet to pen an extension, with fierce speculation that he could move to Bayern Munich (a deal Lothar Matthaus has said he believes to be complete), while Manchester United have also been linked with the striker.

Officially Dortmund have denied a deal has been done, but moving to examine the possibility of signing Damiao from Internacional hints that the German champions may have given up hope of keeping Lewandowski.

Damiao will not come cheap for Jurgen Klopp’s men, with Tottenham Hotspur possible competitors for the Brazilian’s signature.

Spurs are confirmed admirers of the striker and tried to bring him to White Hart Lane on transfer deadline day last month, although refused to pay Internacional’s asking price.


However, were Dortmund to sell Lewandowski, affording Damiao would be a reasonable proposition.

It would also be a big statement of intent about the side’s desire to continue to compete with Bayern Munich at the top of the German game.

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