Brazil striker Damaio in Santos talks

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Santos are preparing an offer to sign Brazil and Internacional striker Leandro Damiao.

Santos' officials are in talks with local investment group Doyen to help them meet Internacional's 14 million-euro (about 19.3 million U.S. dollars) asking price, news site Terra reported on Tuesday.

Damiao struggled for fitness and form in the Campeonato Brasileiro in 2013, scoring just five goals from 26 matches.

The 24-year has previously been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, Napoli and Southampton.

He was the top scorer during last year's London Olympics with six goals.