Manchester United’s big-money move for Harry Kane is hinging on one major thing, while Tottenham are already eyeing an immediate replacement, according to Tuesday’s Paper Talk.
MAN UTD COUNTING ON KANE KICKING UP A STINK
Manchester United are reportedly resting their hopes on Harry Kane kicking up a stink to make a move to Old Trafford this summer.
There are strong rumours that the England skipper is finally looking to move on from Tottenham, having failed to win a trophy during his time at the club.
Kane is the third-highest goalscorer in the north London club’s history, behind only Bobby Smith and Jimmy Greaves, after coming up through the academy.
But the 27-year-old is now in the peak of his career and wants a chance of adding some silverware to his personal cabinet – something that has eluded him at Spurs.
That has led to renewed interest from United, who have been chasing the prolific striker for the past five years.
However, the fact that the Red Devils will have to deal with Daniel Levy has been urging them to think differently – with the Spurs chairman likely to command a fee of £150m for the club’s talisman.
To that end, The Athletic, via the Daily Star, claims that United are hoping that Kane publicly declares that he wants to leave Spurs.
The report adds that would force Levy into thinking differently, though the Tottenham transfer supremo still has two aces up his sleeve.
The first is the fact that Kane is tied to a long-term contract after signing a six-year deal in 2018, while the second is that he is banking on Kane having the sort of personality that will stop him making a public outcry.
United also do not want to spend £150m during a time where they will probably have to spend a similar figure on another top attacking target in Jadon Sancho.
AND THE REST
Manchester United are ready to sign Odion Ighalo for up to £15m this summer after it emerged the Nigerian striker’s loan runs out on May 31 (Daily Mail)
Manchester United have been given a boost in their pursuit of Birmingham’s Jude Bellingham as Borussia Dortmund have abandoned their plans to bid for the 16-year-old English midfielder (Daily Mirror)
Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Philippe Coutinho this summer by Barcelona (Daily Mirror)
Players from all levels of the game are ready to revolt over plans to stage games behind-closed-doors (Daily Mirror)
Tottenham are now in a position that they are “likely” to make a move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud (Football.London)
Barcelona have made Inter forward Lautaro Martinez their first-choice striking target with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang now only a back-up option (Daily Star)
Tottenham are interested in signing QPR’s English midfielder Eberechi Eze, 21, although Crystal Palace and Sheffield United, who were interested in the player, are unwilling to pay the £20m QPR want (Daily Express)
Premier League stars are being kept apart until May 1 at the earliest with a lockdown lasting for at least six weeks (The Sun)
Lille and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 21, has become a “priority” signing for Manchester United in the next transfer window (Daily Star)
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti would consider a free transfer signing of Thiago Silva in the summer transfer window once it is open for business
Derby County are in advanced talks with American billionaire Michael Dell over a major financial injection (Daily Telegraph)
Newcastle hope they will be able to sign on-loan England full-back Danny Rose, 29, on a permanent basis from Tottenham when the transfer market re-opens this summer (ISport)