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Sport Mourinho bemoans striker shortage as Willian Jose talks continue

04:45  23 january  2020
04:45  23 january  2020 Source:   goal.com

Man Utd offered Spurs target Willian Jose

  Man Utd offered Spurs target Willian Jose Manchester United have been offered striker Willian Jose on loan by Real Sociedad, but talks over a move to Tottenham are still ongoing. Spurs' move for Willian Jose had stalled because Real Sociedad were asking for around £25m.But while discussions with Spurs are continuing over a possible loan deal, United have also been offered the opportunity to sign the 28-year-old on a temporary deal.

Dele Alli and Son Heung-min secured three points for Spurs against Norwich as their main goal threat, Harry Kane, remains sidelined.

Jose Mourinho 's Spurs are desperate to sign a striker during the transfer window, with Harry Kane ruled out until at least April after the England forward sustained a hamstring injury. Tottenham's squad currently doesn't feature a centre-forward with Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura filling in as the

Jose Mourinho looking at the camera: Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho © Getty Images Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho said Tottenham's shortage of strikers is forcing him to "think, think, think" but said he remains calm over the club's activity in the transfer market.

In the absence of the injured Harry Kane, it was Dele Alli and Son Heung-min who scored Spurs' goals as they beat Norwich City 2-1 at home on Wednesday, although the Premier League's basement club created enough chances to have claimed at least a draw.

Mourinho suffered another blow to his squad when Harry Winks limped off with an injury and admitted he had no options on the bench to shake up his attack late in the game after Norwich drew level in the 70th minute through Teemu Pukki's penalty.

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  Kane set to be out until May, says Mourinho The best-case scenario for Harry Kane's comeback from injury is for the forward to return in May, according to Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho.Spurs striker Kane sustained a hamstring injury on New Year's Day in a defeat to Southampton and has been out of action since, having undergone surgery.

Tottenham Hotspur weigh up move for Real Sociedad's 6ft 3in Brazilian frontman Willian Jose as Willian Jose has eight goals in 20 appearances for Real Sociedad this term Spurs have star striker Harry Kane out injured until at least April Talks have taken place over the 28-year old who has been earmarked as the possible

Jose Mourinho is in the market for a new striker following an injury of Harry Kane, which will keep him out until April. Tottenham have been linked with many strikers , including PSG star Edinson Cavani. However, Mourinho ’s No 1 option is Jose , however

Tottenham's manager Jose Mourinho reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) © ASSOCIATED PRESS Tottenham's manager Jose Mourinho reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

"It is a very important victory for us against a difficult opponent," Mourinho told BBC Sport. "We suffered in the second half and we only have ourselves to blame.

"We are in a situation when I have to think, think, think. I look to the bench and we don't have attacking players. I had to take off Erik Lamela because of fatigue but we showed an incredible reaction to score a second goal.

"When Chelsea want to win, they bring on Michy Batshuayi. When Manchester City want to change Gabriel Jesus, they bring in Sergio Aguero.

Jose Mourinho to shuffle Spurs pack as manager says his side will have to change their style after 'irreplaceable' Harry Kane suffers injury blow

  Jose Mourinho to shuffle Spurs pack as manager says his side will have to change their style after 'irreplaceable' Harry Kane suffers injury blow Jose Mourinho admits Tottenham will have to change their style against Liverpool to accommodate the absence of star striker Harry Kane, who has been sidelined for the next three months.Jose Mourinho admits Tottenham will have to change their style against Liverpool to accommodate the absence of Harry Kane.

Willian Jose was signed by Real Madrid on loan in 2014 but he only played one game before being released. The 6ft 2in striker has scored 46 goals for Sociedad in 112 games since joining in 2016. Should Tottenham decide against bringing in a striker in January, Mourinho will have to continue to

He’s what Mourinho probably needs: A big body target man. There’s also the concern that, prior to this Your tl;dr is basically this: He’s an above average striker this season and a perfectly fine backup when Kane comes Willian José has requested removal from the 18 until the situation is resolved.

"We are so, so unlucky with injuries. We get back Hugo Lloris and we lose Harry Winks. It's incredible."

Tottenham's manager Jose Mourinho, right, talks with his player Tottenham's Son Heung-min during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) © ASSOCIATED PRESS Tottenham's manager Jose Mourinho, right, talks with his player Tottenham's Son Heung-min during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Spurs have been linked with moves for Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala and Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani during the January transfer window, with Kane out until March at the earliest.

Gedson Fernandes, who joined the club on loan from Benfica, made his home debut as a second-half substitute, but Mourinho indicated he is in no rush to see new faces arrive at the club.

"Everyone at the club wants to give the best conditions to the team but we think every day and communicate every day," he said. "We have to be calm."

Danny Rose in training ground bust-up with Jose Mourinho as defender takes issue with being left out of Watford clash despite Tottenham manager insisting he was injured

  Danny Rose in training ground bust-up with Jose Mourinho as defender takes issue with being left out of Watford clash despite Tottenham manager insisting he was injured EXCLUSIVE BY SIMON JONES: Danny Rose was involved in a heated exchange with Jose Mourinho after being left out of Saturday's game against Watford.The left-back, 29, sought an explanation from the Tottenham boss after his team had been announced on Friday and Mourinho reasoned that a back injury meant Rose was not in the best shape to figure.

Willian José is the man who Jose Mourinho has selected to replace the injured Harry Kane. The club captain is out until April and Spurs will enter the transfer market to sign his substitute. AS can report that everything is in place for the striker to sign with Spurs and will travel to London on Wednesday

Games under Mourinho He played three times for Mourinho at Inter during a loan spell from Twente. Where are they now? Solanke spent the the 2015-16 campaign on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, where the striker scored seven goals in 26 matches.

Spurs fans may find themselves with more patience should Real Sociedad's Willian Jose arrive at the club, with Goal able to confirm that the London side are in talks to sign the Brazilian frontman.

It is understood that the 28-year-old is keen on a move to Mourinho's outfit, though negotiations are ongoing over an agreeable transfer fee.

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