Tottenham Hotspur continue their search for a suitable option at striker in the absence of Harry Kane. There have been credible links to players such as Krzysztof Piatek, Moussa Dembele and the topic of this article, Willian José.

Spanish outlet La Razón (via Sport Witness for translation) have a report out today suggesting that the deal for the Brazilian striker may end up being a loan with an option to buy in the summer.

Tottenham will sign José on loan in exchange for an ‘important sum’, and the deal will include a purchase option that would see Real Sociedad pocket ‘around’ €70m, which is the release clause in his contract.

That sort of deal would be similar to the one they negotiated in the summer for Giovanni Lo Celso, with Tottenham initially joining on a £15m loan that included purchase options for January and the end of the season.