West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Pardew has decided against a move for the Brazilian.
A report emanating from Turkey today claims that Baggies boss Alan Pardew has pulled the plug on a £10 million move for Fenerbahce ace Josef de Souza, according to Turkish media outlet Fanatik.
Negotiations between the Baggies and Fenerbahce were reportedly ongoing, but this was before Pardew was confirmed as the club's new manager, and the 56-year-old immediately scuppered the deal, according to Fanatik.
The former Crystal Palace manager's main priority will surely be to add an established goalscorer to his ranks in January, with West Brom's tally of just 12 Premier League goals scored being the fourth worst in the division.
And judging by Fanatik's report, he is more than happy with the midfield options that he currently has available to him.