Willian Jose: Manchester United turn down chance to sign striker

Willian Jose
Image: Tottenham have been in talks over a move for Willian Jose for over a week

Manchester United remain in the hunt for a striker on Deadline Day, after they turned down the chance to sign Real Sociedad forward Willian Jose.

However, talks over a possible loan move to Tottenham are still ongoing after Spurs' initial approach for the Brazilian forward had stalled because Real Sociedad were asking for around £25m.

Willian Jose
Image: Tottenham have been in talks over a move for Willian Jose for over a week

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are seeking a short-term option after Marcus Rashford's long-term injury, which will keep him out of action for the next two months at least.

Brazilian forward Willian Jose has missed Real Sociedad's last three matches after asking to be left out of the squad until his future was decided.

He has scored 46 goals in 113 league appearances for the Spanish club.

Analysis: Jose not on United's wishlist

Sky Sports News reporter James Cooper

"I think that's one to ignore, I'm afraid. He's been talked about and there's a number of teams who are interested but he's the latest name that we can scratch off in terms of a striker to Manchester United.

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"There will be a number of names who will be mentioned which is the nature of deadline day.

"There will be plenty of last-minute offers and various ramifications I'm sure in the next few hours, but Willian Jose is a name who is not one of them on the list."

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