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Tottenham transfer target Damiao could be coming to Arsenal in January

We have been told that Arsene Wenger has £35 million or more to spend strengthening the Arsenal squad, and so speculation is rife as to which player or players might be on their way to the Emirates in the January transfer window. The latest rumour concerns the Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao.

23-year old Damiao has played for the Brazilian club Internacional since being promoted into the first team in 2012 and helping them to win the Copa Libertadores. You may remember him from the Olympics where he was the tournament’s top scorer as Brazil lost out to Mexico in the final.

Wenger targets Brazilian striker for Champions League assault

The new left-back Andre Santos might not be Arsenal’s only Brazilian footballer for much longer, as it is being reported that Arsene Wenger is trying to find a new striker he can bring to the team this January. The Mirror states that he has eyed Tottenham’s summer transfer target Leandro Damiao, who is currently at Internacional.

The Brazilian striker would be a great addition for the French manager who wants a lethal hitman he could also use in Champions League games and rotate with Robin Van Persie. Arsenal managed to have excellent performances in the Champions League group stage and qualified from the first position easily despite being drawn in a difficult group, but Wenger is realistic that he needs to bring reinforcements if he wants to have a real chance at winning the trophy this season.