Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin stands a "very good chance" of being a Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester United player by the end of August, according to the player's agent. With less than two weeks of the summer transfer window remaining both United and Spurs remain on the lookout for more firepower up front.
Louis van Gaal's side had been widely tipped to bolster their options with Barcelona forward Pedro. Chelsea appear to have beaten them to the Spain international according to a number of reports, including Marca, which suggests the player has already undergone a medical with the Premier League champions.
Tottenham recently added Cameroon striker Clinton Njie to their squad but have been knocked back in their attempts to sign Saido Berahino, with West Brom confirming in a statement this week they have no desire to sell the striker.
A surprise candidate for both clubs could be 24-year-old Kokorin. His agent Christophe Yutto insists he is working on a transfer with his client, adding either Old Trafford or White Hart Lane are likely destinations.
"At the moment I am working on the Kokorin transfer," Yutto told Russian news agency TASS, as reported by Russian daily Sport Express. "There is every reason to believe he will end up at either Manchester United or Tottenham." TASS also reports Kokorin's transfer talks have been confirmed by Dynamo Moscow.
Sport Express add that Zenit St Petersburg are also interested in signing the Russia international. Dynamo are reluctant to sell to a domestic rival, however. Kokorin joined Dynamo Moscow in 2013 after a financial restructuring at Anzhi Makhachkala saw him leave the club after just one month. Last season he netted 10 goals in 39 appearances.