Tottenham striker Harry Kane is growing fond of the prospect of a mega transfer to Manchester United, according to a report.
Kane’s future at Spurs has proved a topic of debate for some time now. The England captain raised suspicions last season, when he insisted that he would leave if the club did not match his ambitions. However, it remains unclear whether the forward will be playing in north London next season.
Indeed, he will reportedly look to leave if Tottenham fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
As such, success over Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final could prove ultimately surplus to requirements.
Amid the exit rumours, talk of which clubs could look to sign Kane has mounted.
According to a source quoted by Football Insider, United have “always wanted Kane” and “nothing has changed” on that front.
The Red Devils have, though, often stopped themselves in their tracks. Negotiations with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would prove difficult, as would buying from a Premier League rival.
The report adds, however, that Kane himself has become interested in a move to United, in a boost for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Therefore, the prospect of Levy and the Spurs board being ‘pushed into a corner’ remains on the cards.
Kane could go public with his desire to leave, leaving Levy with no option but to negotiate with United. Indeed, other European clubs would struggle to meet his £100million-plus transfer fee.
However, the Red Devils are at this stage only ‘keeping tabs’ on Kane. Old Trafford bosses do not want to ‘waste’ a whole summer chasing the striker if it comes to nothing.
United did so last summer with Jadon Sancho, whose £108million fee ultimately kept him at Borussia Dortmund.
Kane dead set on sealing new transfer
While previous speculation has claimed that Kane wants Champions League football as a minimum next season, Football Insider claims that the player is “100 per cent” thinking of leaving.
Kane supposedly feels ‘unimpressed’ with the ambition shown by senior figures at the club.
However, as previously outlined by the Manchester Evening News, negotiations with Levy would prove difficult.
When United enquired for Toby Alderweireld in 2018 under Jose Mourinho’s stewardship, the Spurs boss enquired about Juan Mata and Anthony Martial in return.