Tottenham Hotspur missed out on its pursuit of Internacional striker Leandro Damiao -- for now.
Spurs rekindled interest in Damiao towards the latter stages of the transfer window after it emerged Jermain Defoe was struggling with a pelvic injury.
With, Emmanuel Adebayor, the other only recognized hitman away at the African Nations Cup, manager Andre Villas-Boas was thought to be interested in adding another striker to his squad.
Tottenham reopened negotiations with Internacional over the potential transfer of long-term target Damiao, but the Brazilian club did not want to sell the 23-year-old, who was the top scorer at last year's Olympics.
Internacional director Marcelo Medeiros later claimed Tottenham's attempt to sign Damiao failed because the English club did not offer enough money for the Brazil international.
"Leandro Damiao won't leave, the offer was below what we wanted," he was quoted as saying on Globo Esporte.
Tottenham has a partnership with the club, however, and could return with a fresh bid for the star this summer.
Most of the attention around the north London outfit has been concerned with outgoings Friday. Heurelho Gomes joined Hoffenheim, while Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend are off to QPR. Tottenham sent winger Simon Dawkins on loan to Aston Villa until the end of the season.
Lewis Holtby and Zeki Fryers have been the only two arrivals at White Hart Lane this month.