MANCHESTER UNITED have drawn up a four-man shortlist of alternatives to Brentford striker Ivan Toney, according to reports.
The Red Devils splashed out £72million on promising ace Rasmus Hojlund in the summer.
But with Erik ten Hag's side struggling for goals, they could to give Hojlund further help up top.
United have previously been linked with Brentford star Toney.
With Financial Fair Play regulations to consider, however, the Bees' hefty price-tag for their star man will likely rule United out of the race – despite Sir Jim Ratcliffe's imminent purchase of a 25 per cent stake in the club.
Marcus Rashford scored 30 goals last season, but has managed just one so far this term.
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Hojlund has bagged three in the Champions League but is yet to get off the mark in the Prem.
Antony, Alejandro Garnacho, Anthony Martial and Mason Mount are also all yet to score in the league this season.
According to TeamTalk, Porto veteran Mehdi Taremi is on United's wishlist.
The 31-year-old is in the final year of his deal in Portugal, making a cut-price deal realistic.
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He has scored 83 goals 161 appearances for the Portuguese giants, but only has two in ten league games so far this season.
Monaco captain Wissam Ben Yedder, 33, is also claimed to be on United's list of options.
While Flamengo's 27-year-old former wonderkid Gabriel Barbosa could be tempted to snub Saudi Arabia and return to Europe by United, having previously been on the books at Inter Milan.
Dubbed "Gabigol", Barbosa has 20 goals in 55 outings across all competitions this year.
The final name on United's shortlist is Brazilian starlet Marcos Leonardo.
Aged just 20, Leonardo has also attracted interest from Newcastle after impressing for Brazil's Under-20s.
The Santos ace has netted 21 goals in 42 outings for Neymar's former club.
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