Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly consider signing Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest if they sell Harry Kane this summer.
Kane’s future remains under intense speculation as Tottenham and Bayern Munich continue their cat-and-mouse game regarding his transfer.
The Bavarians have shown they want to sign Kane this summer, with two bids already sent to Tottenham. But Spurs and chairman Daniel Levy have rejected both offers, deeming them too small for their untouchable captain.
Bayern wants to submit a third bid, with the club’s executives Jan-Christian Dreesen, Marco Neppe and Levy in London today, to see if they can agree on a fee for Kane.
With the deal looking increasingly likely, Tottenham have been busy assessing forward options to fill the void the England striker will leave.
Tottenham’s options to replace Harry Kane
Spurs have been linked with Bayern’s Mathys Tel, but the striker isn’t overly keen on a move. Another player linked is Genk’s Gift Orban of Genk, while Fiortentina’s Arthur Cabral is also being considered.
And now Sportsmail claim that Brannan Johnson is the latest name on the list of potential signings. The striker has Premier League experience and is homegrown.
But Forest manager Steve Cooper doesn’t want to sell Johnson, who also has admirers in Aston Villa.
However, FFP rules mean Forest has to be realistic and would deal if the right offer comes for their prized asset.
The Bees have already rejected Brentford’s offer of £35m plus add-ons for Johnson. But several reports claim they could accept bids closer to £50m.
Although Tottenham may not go that high to sign the striker, they could find a middle ground as they target a quicker profile to their attack.