Tottenham are planning a last-gasp swoop for Willian Jose if they cannot secure one of their other striker targets, Football Insider understands.
Spurs have called a halt to negotiations with Real Sociedad for the 28-year-old striker and, as revealed by Football Insider yesterday, a deal is currently viewed as “unlikely”.
Nevertheless, a Tottenham source has told Football Insider that a deal is not completely dead in the water and chairman Daniel Levy may revive talks if his club have still not signed a front man in the final stages of this window.
The Londoners’ pursuit of a striker is set to go down to the wire as they look for cover and competition for Harry Kane.
The talisman is facing months on the sidelines with a torn hamstring and Jose Mourinho has made it publicly and privately clear he needs reinforcements up front.
Tottenham have held talks over signing AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek but they face competition from Premier League rivals for him, including Man United.
Willian may be easier to sign, with a source telling Football Insider that Sociedad will accept far less than his £59m release clause.
It is understood a £12m valuation has been mooted to Tottenham, although even that appears beyond what Levy is willing to pay
Spanish reports on Wednesday night suggested the Brazilian was heading to London to sign for Tottenham after pulling out of the club’s fixture that evening.
But that proved to be well wide of the market and his future is very much up in the air, even though he is pushing for a Premier League transfer over the next week.
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