Report: Tottenham battle Manchester United for £13m international striker Aleksandr Kokorin

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Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are linked with Russian international Aleksandr Kokorin.

The agent of Russian international Aleksandr Kokorin has told ESPN that Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in his client.

The 24-year-old plays for Dinamo Moscow, who signed him back from Anzhi in 2013 for £13 million after his spell there was cut short as the club ran into financial difficulty.

Kokorin's agent says his client has a good chance of landing up at one of the two Premier League sides before the transfer window closes.

He said: "Right now I'm working on the transfer of Kokorin. Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in his services. There are many reasons to think that he will end up in one of those clubs before August 31."

The ESPN report adds that Dinamo Moscow are willing to sell Kokorin for the right price, to anybody except rivals and reigning Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg, managed by former Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas.

Both United and Spurs are in need of reinforcements up front, overly reliant on the services of Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane respectively.

Kokorin scored 10 goals and provided seven assists last season in 39 appearances, not the sort of prolific record to excite either set of supporters.

He has 32 international caps for Russia, with eight goals to his name, having previously netted 11 in 29 at under-21 level.

There is potential he could work out as a good squad player for either side, but Spurs fans may recall not so fondly the last striker they signed from Russia, Roman Pavlyuchenko.

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