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Inter Milan join Man Utd in race to sign Porto striker Mehdi Taremi

Inter Milan have joined the race to sign Manchester United target Mehdi Taremi this summer, according to Portuguese publication Record (page 17).

The Iran international had a tremendous 2022/23 season with Porto. He scored a stunning 31 goals and provided another 14 assists from 51 games.

With a year left on his contract, Porto are open to selling him for €20 million.

United boss Erik ten Hag ‘appreciates‘ the striker’s qualities, but the Red Devils now face fresh competition from the Nerazzurri for the 30-year-old star.

Simone Inzaghi’s side are exploring a deal for the Iranian after cooling their pursuit of Romelu Lukaku.

Taremi would be a quality back-up striker

Taremi has been linked with a Premier League move for some time. United are one of his long-term admirers, but they need to be quick in negotiations with Porto.

Aside from Inter, Arsenal are also keen on the former Rio Ave man. Taremi appears to be eyeing a Champions League club after rejecting a move to Saudi Arabia.

United are currently considering an approach for Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund, but we won’t be surprised if Ten Hag persuades the club to sign Taremi as a back-up striker.

Anthony Martial has hardly been reliable with his persistent injury woes. He missed 29 games with setbacks last season, and there is a possibility he could be sold.

Taremi would be a good addition to the squad. He is a far more accomplished striker than Wout Weghorst, who had a poor loan stint from Burnley last season.

The Primeira Liga star has a strong aerial presence and likes to hold-up play. He has superb finishing skills, but also has the ability to create chances for his teammates.

Taremi is also good with his distribution in the final third. His all-round attributes would suit Ten Hag. He may want a second striker, who could change the dynamic of games.

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