Porto striker Mehdi Taremi may be available on the cheap this summer amid links to Manchester United.

Earlier this week Mehdi Taremi’s agent caused a stir when he claimed to be at Old Trafford.

The prolific striker netted 31 times for Porto last season in all competitions and could be a short-term option for the Red Devils.

Portuguese outlet JN.pt report Manchester United are considering the Iran international striker for a summer move.

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Mehdi Taremi situation

Mehdi Taremi is out of contract in June 2024 and while Porto are keen to keep their top scorer, they really do not want him to leave on a free transfer next summer.

Portuguese outlet A Bola report, ‘Mehdi Taremi doesn’t seem very tempted to sign the renewal’, placing his club in a weak position.

It is claimed AC Milan are also keen on Taremi, while Porto already have a list of replacements ready in case they have to cash in.

Gianluca di Marzio reports Porto want only 20 million Euros, just £17 million, although as Manchester United know, there is usually a premium once the Red Devils get involved.

Amid AC Milan’s interest, former Italy international Giuseppe Bergomi is quoted via Sempre Milan, “Last year, Taremi had numbers in the first half of the Champions League similar to Messi’s in terms of opportunities created, assists and goals. does the job.

“If Milan opt for this player, he will become a starter. Among the names that have been mentioned, he is the one that convinces me the most.”

Taremi struck five goals in seven Champions League games last season. Lionel Messi netted four in seven for PSG.

Manchester United plans

Manchester United are claimed to hold a tentative interest in Taremi, although he is not a top priority.

First up the Red Devils need to clinch the deal for goalkeeper Andre Onana, with negotiations ongoing with Inter.

After that attention will turn to solving the striker position, and Taremi is one of the most sensibly priced options out there.

Whether he is considered as a back-up to Rasmus Hojlund, or an experienced helping hand, the 30-year-old striker’s situation is one to watch.

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