Manchester United have decided to keep Harry Kane on their list of striker transfer targets despite Tottenham slapping a huge £200million price tag on their star asset, reports say. The 26-year-old has been backed to leave Spurs having grown frustrated with the club’s failure to get near winning the Premier League title. And Old Trafford could be his next destination.
Manchester United have admired Kane for a number of years, with interest dating back to when Louis van Gaal ruled the Old Trafford roost.
Since the Dutchman’s departure the Tottenham star has gone from strength to strength, plundering home goals galore and becoming captain at both club and international level.
United have always pursued the best players that Britain has to offer and, with Kane open to a move, could test the waters with a bid this summer.
ESPN say the England skipper remains on their list of targets for the summer window, despite Tottenham valuing him at £200m.
The north London giants feel that price tag is big enough to deter Europe’s best clubs from making an attempt to sign Kane.
Yet that doesn’t appear to be the case with United very interested in bringing the Spurs striker to the Theatre of Dreams this summer.
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Tottenham chief Daniel Levy is a stubborn negotiators, one who loathes doing business with Premier League rivals – and United in particular.
He was furious when he was forced to sell Dimitar Berbatov to the Red Devils in the summer of 2008, having agreed a deal to offload the Bulgarian to Manchester City instead.
And, in the years since, he’s made life difficult for United when it comes to transfer deals.
Luka Modric wanted to move to Old Trafford in 2012 but Sir Alex Ferguson ended up missing out, with the Croatia international going to Real Madrid instead.
It was a similar story 12 months later with United missing out on Gareth Bale, who was also sold to the La Liga giants.
And, in the time since, Levy has decided to keep both Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld out of United’s clutches.
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Meanwhile, former United star Gary Neville thinks Kane’s recent comments about possibly leaving Spurs were deliberate.
Kane has opened the door to a potential exit during a Instagram LIVE session with Jamie Redknapp, admitting he wouldn’t stay at the club for the sake of it.
And Neville, speaking to Sky Sports, said: “Maybe I think what I would say is it fits Manchester United’s historical transfers, going back to say Bryan Robson, Roy Keane, trying to sign Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand so the best and most famous English/British player in the Premier League.
“It does fit with that obviously what Macheter United did last summer with Harry Maguire, who was one of the best players available on the market.
“So in terms of Harry Kane, I did work with him with England and I do think he’s a clever lad, who wouldn’t get caught out if he didn’t want to say something.
“So I think the little opening of the door, that Instagram piece with Jamie, had something in it.
“And I don’t think Harry Kane would have been impressed with what happened to his club a couple of weeks ago.
“I think he’s a good lad Harry Kane, a solid lad, he wouldn’t have taken that very well.
“But I think he’d have been warning them, ‘I’ll be watching you’, because that’s not something we do.”
United would also no doubt love to get one over on Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by the club in December 2018.
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