‘Big chance’ - Ex-Man Utd man confident in Erik ten Hag’s ability to secure transfer for £100m-rated striker

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The countdown continues towards the start of the Premier League season for Man Utd as their pursuit of a new striker continues

Former Manchester United defender Mikaël Silvestre believes there is a ‘big chance’ Harry Kane will sign for Erik ten Hag’s side this summer, despite strong interest from Bayern Munich.

Bayern, who won an 11th-straight Bundesliga title last term, are the frontrunners to sign the England international who is entering the final year of his contract with Tottenham Hotspur. Paris Saint-Germain have also emerged as potential suitors in recent days after they accepted a bid from Saudi Arabia for star striker Kylian Mbappe - although it has yet to be revealed if the France star is willing to make the move.

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United were strongly linked with a move for Kane early in the window but Spurs’ appeared unwilling to sell Kane to a Premier League rival as they put a huge price tag on the player.

Kane is reportedly set to down turn any contract offers from Tottenham which would allow him to leave for free next summer, with recent reports claiming Daniel Levy has been told to sell the player this window if he does not agree a new deal in North London.

Bayern have already seen two bids rejected for the player with reports on Wednesday that chief executive Jan-Christian Dreesen and technical director Marco Neppe have not travelled to Japan with the squad as they seek to thrash out a deal for Kane.

Silvestre, who played 361 times for United, believes his former club are still in with a chance of signing Kane despite Munich’s efforts to bring him to Germany.

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“Yes, I believe there’s a big chance,” he told GGRecon when asked if he believes Kane could make a move to Old Trafford this summer.

“I think it would be a good match for both parties. For Harry, he will have Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho around him, creating chances for him. Many players in Manchester United’s squad are British too, so that’s another positive for him.

“Harry has the quality to deliver and he will receive a lot of assists in that Manchester United team, that’s all I’m thinking about when I’m thinking about the move from Harry’s perspective. He knows about the Premier League, he knows about Manchester United and I’m sure he would become an icon for the club if he was to sign for them.

“The Premier League is the most competitive league in the world and it’s been that way for quite some time. Harry’s a competitor and I believe the Premier League is the best environment for him because every single fixture has the prospect of being unpredictable. As a player, considering the stadiums and the atmosphere, there’s no better league to be involved in.”

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