Tottenham Hotspur are going cold on the prospect of signing Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose, per Marca via Sport Witness.
Spurs have an interest in signing the forward this month, per sources, but it appears that their chase could be reaching its conclusion.
The club are said to have tabled a bid for the Brazilian forward, who has scored eight goals thus far this season.
However, Sociedad will have to pay a number of agents who are connected with Jose if he leaves the club and, as such, are not said to be willing to budge on his fee.
Spurs do have other options, per sources, and are also interested in AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek, while they are attempting to strike a deal for PSV Eindhoven forward Steven Bergwijn.
Spurs don’t have time to mess about here.
The transfer deadline is rapidly approaching and they need a striker.
Harry Kane, of course, is currently injured and could well miss the remainder of the season; manager Jose Mourinho has subsequently been forced to play Lucas Moura through the middle.
While there is interest in Bergwijn, sources have confirmed that a deal to sign him does not rule out the possibility of the club purchasing a recognised centre-forward.
Nevertheless, a deal for Jose is clearly dragging and with other options available – namely Piatek – Spurs are right to consider dropping out of the running to bring in the 28-year-old.
The clock, after all, is against them.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has issued a major update on a man who could leave Spurs this month.