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Harry Kane’s Manchester United talks inevitable, even if it’s just to satisfy his own curiosity

Harry Kane playing for Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane will sit down with Manchester United this summer, even if it is just to satisfy his own curiosity, claims a report.

The England striker, who spoke to Manchester City last summer, has hit form in the second half of the season. After a slow start at Tottenham in August when he took seven games to score, he has hit seven goals in his last eight Premier League games.

He has also weighed in with three assists and is a key member of the triumvirate of Dejan Kulusevski and Son Heung-min, who have a total of 27 goal contributions in those eight games.

Kane’s seasonal stats have him on 22 goals and seven assists in 42 appearances for Spurs. And with the season coming to a close, speculation has started again over Kane’s future.

Man Utd have been linked with a move for Kane. And, according to ESPN, United could send Anthony Martial to Spurs as a makeweight in the deal.

And now The Athletic says that Kane would be “curious to hear” the offer from United hierarchy. Led by John Murtough and Darren Fletcher, United are understood to be keen on Kane to spearhead their challenge under a new manager.

United will see Edinson Cavani leave on a free in the summer, while Marcus Rashford ids short of confidence and Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is unclear.

Real Madrid are also said to be tracking Kane, who is open to discussing his future again this summer.

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Kane holds Conte in high regard

Kane is now heading towards the final two years of his contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Whether that leaves Spurs in a stronger or weaker position is debatable, but Kane does seem happier under Antonio Conte.

Last month Kane told Sky Sports: “It’s not a quick fix that happens overnight, it takes time and understanding.

“He (Conte) needs to talk to the club and chairman and to see what direction we need to go as a club. We can’t speak highly enough of him.”

Spurs are fighting with Arsenal for fourth place this season and whether a Champions League place will be enough to persuade Kane to stay is unclear.

 “Personally, you want to be in the best competitions in the world. My focus is on this year, getting top four is the most important goal for us now,” added Kane.

“There are 11 games left and if we can get on a run, this is more than possible. That’s all I can control and that’s all the manager can control as well. Let’s see where we end up.”

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