Manchester United have started making moves to sign Tottenham Hotspur attacker Harry Kane this summer, according to the Telegraph.
The Red Devils are looking for a new centre-forward and want to sign the Englishman. United will let Wout Weghorst return to Burnley at the end of his loan deal.
They want to add an elite striker to allow Marcus Rashford to return to his left-wing position. United have set their sights on Kane because manager Erik ten Hag is an admirer.
The 29-year-old is ready to leave Spurs this summer after failing to win a trophy despite becoming the club’s all-time top scorer.
Club chairman Daniel Levy is open to selling after previously fighting off interest from top European clubs.
Levy does not have leverage in negotiations with the player entering the final 12 months of his contract.
Tottenham know there is almost no chance of the striker agreeing to a new deal with the club, so they must sell now.
Kane will have no shortage of options in the market. Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich have shown interest in the striker.
Both clubs need a striker and are keeping their eye on Kane’s situation.
The player reportedly wants to stay in England and chase Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record.
Man United are already exploring the feasibility of the deal, but know how difficult it can be to negotiate a deal with Levy.
The Spurs chief will demand over £100 million from English clubs but would accept an offer of around £80m from foreign clubs.
The mood at Tottenham is low, with the fans, staff and players unsure about the club’s direction.
Tottenham do not have a coach or sporting director, and the fans want Levy to leave. The situation will not encourage Kane to stay at the club.
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