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TOTTENHAM have stepped up their interest in Porto strike sensation Mehdi Taremi, according to reports.
The Iran international hit 31 goals in 51 games last season as his club won the Portuguese Cup and League Cup.
Taremi, 31, won a league and cup double with Porto in 2022, and has 80 goals from 147 games with the Primeira Liga side.
Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou faces the real prospect of losing Harry Kane, with Bayern Munich still trying to sign the England captain.
And reports in both Portugal and Iran claim Tottenham chiefs have opened talks with Taremi's advisors about a potential move to north London.
Taremi has just has a year left on his contract and Porto want around £17million for him.
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They paid league rivals Rio Ave a bargain £4.25m for the striker in 2020.
Dubbed a late bloomer, Taremi has previously attracted interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.
He scored an incredible bicycle-kick goal in Porto's 1-0 Champions League win over the Blues in April 2021.
He also netted when he scored against England during Iran's 6-2 loss during the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage.