Tottenham Hotspur are exploring potential replacements for Harry Kane, should the Englishman join Bayern Munich this summer.
While The Athletic are reporting that the two clubs are £25m apart in their valuation for the 30-year-old, Tottenham have still started to explore deals for other forwards, should a breakthrough in negotiations be made.
Tottenham will face competition from both Brentford and Aston Villa in their pursuit for the Wales international, though. With Ivan Toney banned from football until January 2024, Brentford have already made two bids to sign Johnson, the second of which was worth £40m.
However, Steve Cooper is reluctant to sell his star man this window, and has rejected offers so far. With financial fair play considerations to make, however, the report suggests £50m would force Forest into letting Johnson leave the club.
While Transfermarkt values Brennan Johnson at £32.5m, the 22-year-old still has three years remaining on his contract at the City Ground and still has years left to develop as well.
In his debut Premier League season, Johnson proved pivotal for Nottingham Forest in their survival, scoring eight goals and assisting a further three as he appeared in every single match. Indeed, he actually started 33 games in the league, highlighting his worth to Cooper and Forest.
Meanwhile, Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo are reporting that Tottenham could use money raised by Kane's sale to bring in Barcelona duo Franck Kessie and Clement Lenglet.
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