Manchester United have been dealt two huge blows in the transfer market as not only Harry Kane but another striker target could be about to be crossed off the list.

According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, Bayern Munich have agreed a fee with Tottenham Hotspur for Kane and Spurs could be about to pivot to one of United’s rumoured transfer targets.

On the 4th of August, Gianluca Di Marzio on X reported that Spurs were in contact with FC Porto for the signing of Mehdi Taremi. Porto were reportedly demanding £25 million for the striker.

United have been linked with a move for the forward by Portuguese outlet Journal De Noticias and Spurs selling Kane could be a big blow to United’s search for a second striker following the signing of Rasmus Hojlund.

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Could United match Kane’s bid

If Bayern have agreed a fee with Spurs, then would United enter the race? If United were to match the offer for the forward, then Kane would move to United but perhaps, more importantly, would Daniel Levy agree to sell the Spurs forward to Erik ten Hag’s side?

It seems unlikely and following the signing of Hojlund, United may well be searching for a backup forward and Taremi would be the perfect option, dependent on the future of Anthony Martial.

Spurs may well be about to jump the queue for the Porto striker with Kane looking likely to make the move to the German side.

What would Taremi offer

The striker has scored 58 goals in three seasons for the Portuguese side and the striker’s physical dominance would be an interesting plan B option for Erik ten Hag’s side.

The future of Martial may well have a bearing on whether United go for the Iranian forward, a report from ESPN stated that Martial looked set to stay as no offers were forthcoming for the Frenchman.

Taremi would certainly be an interesting option for a reasonable price, too. Whether United pull the trigger before Spurs do remains to be seen, although it seems unlikely.

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