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Spurs to 'revitalise' interest in Willian Jose as Piatek opts for Bundesliga switch

Tottenham are set to ‘revitalise’ their interest in Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.

Jose Mourinho is desperate to add a centre-forward to his attacking options following the hamstring injury suffered by Harry Kane, the England captain limping off during the club’s defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day and is a doubt to feature again this season.

Spurs had made an approach for Sociedad star Willian Jose earlier this month, seeing an initial offer of around £10m for the Brazilian forward rejected by the La Liga side, the 28-year-old indicating his desire to move to the Premier League.

The forward, who has scored 53 goals in 130 appearances for Sociedad, was left out of the club’s 3-1 home win over Osasuna on Wednesday evening despite having been named in the matchday squad on Tuesday, as speculation continues to mount over his future ahead of tomorrow’s transfer deadline.

Spurs have been linked with a number of targets this month, the club believed to have held talks with AC Milan over a deal for Polish international Krzysztof Piatek earlier in the window.

The north London side had initially sought an 18-month loan deal for the 24-year-old, though Milan were believed to want a permanent deal for a player who has scored 16 goals in 41 appearances since signing from Genoa in a €35m deal last January.

However, it was reported on Wednesday that Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin had now stolen a march on the competition, with Piatek nearing a move to the German capital in a deal worth around €27m (£22.8m) plus bonuses.

Mourinho is desperate to secure a forward to add to winter window signings Steven Bergwijn and Gedson Fernandes, whilst on-loan midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has also completed a permanent switch from Real Betis.

According to the Independent, the Portuguese will now turn his attentions back to a move for Willian Jose, with just over a day remaining of the window as Premier League clubs look to conduct their final business.

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