Wolverhampton Wanderers are in pole position to sign Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose.

Although no deal has yet been agreed between Wolves and the La Liga club, the player himself is said to have turned down a move to Atletico Madrid in order to pursue a career in the Premier League.

With Raul Jimenez’s injury leaving Wanderers light upfront, manager Nuno Espirito Santo has had to rely on 18-year-old record signing Fabio Silva to plug the gaps – a big task for the teenager which has been difficult to execute.

Therefore, it is no real surprise that 14th placed Wolves are in the market for a new forward whilst Jimenez steps up his recovery from a fractured skull.

An agreement to bring the Sociedad man to Molineux is set to be finalised today, according to Noticias de Gipuzkoa, as translated by website Sport Witness.

Several other Spanish outlets have claimed the only real catch in the deal is an agreeable fee -surprise surprise.

The latest as things stand is that a loan deal is set to be sanctioned with Wolves wanting an option to buy at the end of it and Sociedad wanting an obligation to buy.

That, along with the price of the player is what is allegedly ruffling feathers. Sociedad want £25m, Wolves won’t pay more than £20m.

Despite this, it seems that a deal will be thrashed out sooner rather than later, and Willian Jose will end up at Molineux; what the terms of the deal are though remains to be seen.

Wanderers take on non-league side Chorley in the FA Cup 4th round on Friday night.

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