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.
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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.