Manchester United have opened talks to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane, with the expected increasing that the skipper will not sign a new contract with the North London club.
The England international, 29, who signed a six-year contract with Tottenham in 2018, is looking unlikely to pen fresh terms, something that has alerted Manchester United. Harry Kane’s contract will have only 12 months remaining in June, and while Spurs chief Daniel Levy is keen to get him signed on the dotted lines again, there is little chance of the striker recommitting himself to his boyhood club this summer.
Man United boss Erik ten Hag is desperate to bolster his attack ahead of next season after Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract was mutually terminated last November. Ten Hag has identified Harry Kane as one of his key targets, with the Red Devils reportedly having made the first move to sign the Tottenham star.
Bayern Munich are also in the market for a striker, with Kane on the wishlist of new manager Thomas Tuchel, although it is understood that the 29-year-old would rather stay in the Premier League and continue to hunt Alan Shearer’s goalscoring record in the English top flight.
Man United planning to bid for Harry Kane?
Manchester United are planning to place a bid for Harry Kane soon as they are well aware of how difficult it is to negotiate with Spurs CEO Daniel Levy, who looks to be faced with the tricky decision of whether to cash in on the star striker in the summer or risk losing him on a free transfer when his contract expires in 2024.
Daniel Levy previously turned down multiple offers from Manchester City for Kane in the summer of 2021, and he is expected to ask for at least £100m from English clubs and may even decide to reject all bids from the Premier League. However, he is understood to be open to selling his star striker abroad for around £80m.
Thus, Man United have made an early approach to understand Levy’s position on potentially selling Kane as they cannot afford a chase for the England skipper that lasts until the final days of the summer transfer window while risking missing out on other top targets such as Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos. Manchester United and Manchester City have already tried to sign Kane, but he decided to stay in Tottenham.
Tottenham’s top four hopes fade after Newcastle hammering
Tottenham’s hopes of playing in the Champions League next season were scuppered as they suffered a demoralising 6-1 defeat to Newcastle United away on Sunday, while they remain without a permanent manager after Antonio Conte left the club last month.
Losing to Newcastle means Spurs remain fifth in the table. With Man United playing Brighton in the FA Cup semi-finals at the weekend, the north Londoners would’ve trimmed the gap to three points had they won at St. James’ Park.
Spurs’ hopes of making it to the top four are fading away and the decision to promote Cristian Stellini to interim head coach has backfired.
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