Paper Talk: Man Utd snubbed as Kane makes shock transfer choice

Date published: Monday 16th March 2020 8:19 - James Marshment

Harry Kane

Harry Kane will quit Tottenham but is set to disappoint Man Utd after making a transfer choice this summer, while Arsenal are keen to build their side around a £60m-rated defender, according to Monday’s Paper Talk.



Tottenham striker Harry Kane will reportedly snub a big-money move to Manchester United or Manchester City this summer in favour of a transfer to Juventus.

Kane has endured a difficult season, having been sidelined since New Years’ Day with a torn hamstring tendon and seen Mauricio Pochettino, whom he had a strong working relationship, replaced at the helm by Jose Mourinho.

As a result, the England hitman is reported to be considering his future at Tottenham with the club unlikely to make the Champions League next season and having seen their trophy hopes evaporate for another season.

As such, a report earlier this month claimed Kane had two reasons for wanting to join Manchester United.

However, the Daily Express insists Kane’s choice is to move abroad and he is reported to have made a move to Juventus his No 1 aim, with the promise of winning titles with the eight-time reigning Serie A champions at the forefront of Kane’s mind.

Maurizio Sarri’s side are in the market for a new striker this summer with Gonzao Higuain likely to leave – he has been touted as a target for Athletic Bilbao – and links to the likes of Man City frontman Gabriel Jesus and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner have followed.



However, the Express claims it is Kane who is their top target and a report last week suggested they would be willing to spend around £150m to land the prolific Tottenham talisman.

Those claims have been backed up by Italian paper Tuttosport, who insist Juve have allocated €200m in transfer and signing-on fees to get a deal for Kane over the line in what would be a transfer of huge significance.

United, for their part, have been tipped to sign a £240m quartet with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to axe five big-name stars in the summer.



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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is interested in West Ham United defender Issa Diop. The £60m-rated Frenchman is also a Manchester United target (Metro)

Manchester City are using the time during the Premier League postponement to negotiate new contracts for Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne  and England winger Raheem Sterling (The Sun)

Sutton United fear they could go out of business if they are unable to hire out their artificial pitch and social facilities (The Sun)

Tottenham have been scouting Queens Park Rangers attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze with the Loftus Road outfit set to demand £20m for the England Under-21 player (The Sun)

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