Napoli eyeing Brazil striker Damiao

Rio de Janeiro, July 9 (IANS) Napoli are preparing a bid to sign Brazil striker Leandro Damiao.

The Italian Serie A club has identified the 23-year-old as a replacement for Edinson Cavani should the Uruguayan be sold to Paris Saint-Germain as expected.

According to Brazilian sports daily Lancenet, Napoli are willing to pay 20 million euros for the Internacional forward.

Damiao has long been linked with Tottenham Hotspur and has also drawn interest from Southampton.

Damiao, the leading scorer during last year's Olympics with six goals, missed Brazil's triumphant Confederations Cup campaign last month with a thigh injury.


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