Tottenham have no intention of selling star striker Harry Kane and have put a £200m price tag on his head after Manchester United were linked with a move.
Sunday’s papers claimed that Jose Mourinho had urged executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to make a £100m move for the England striker but that was said to have been laughed off immediately by Spurs.
Kane has had an incredible rise from Spurs reserves to becoming one of Europe’s top marksmen and that led to rumours that United were ready to make a huge bid for the 23-year-old.
The striker, who captained England in their last World Cup qualifier, has shown no desire to leave the club but that has not stopped Jose Mourinho declaring his interest in trying to bring Kane to Old Trafford, according to the report in The Independent.
United have already missed out on Antoine Griezmann this summer, while a recent move for Bayern Munich frontman Robert Lewandowski also looks doomed to failure.
As for Spurs, the club’s chairman Daniel Levy is adamant that they will be keeping their best players ahead of a move to their stunning new stadium in 2018-19.
Levy is also notoriously difficult to deal with and there is certainly some history between United and Spurs when it comes to transfers down the years.
The Spurs chief is said to want nearer to £200m than £100m for Kane, which is likely to lead United down another path as they look for a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.