Man Utd ready to ‘revive’ interest in Harry Kane as Daniel Levy’s Tottenham ultimatum revealed
The attacker remains a transfer target for Manchester United, despite the interest in Rasmus Hojlund.
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Manchester United could make a fresh attempt to sign Harry Kane this summer, according to widespread reports.
The striker is a target for several of Europe’s top clubs and has been strongly linked with a move to German giants Bayern Munich. Kane has always been Erik ten Hag’s first-choice target in the transfer window, but United have not entered into negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
Spurs would much prefer, if Kane were to leave, that he joins a foreign side rather than strengthen a Premier League rival, while the difficulties of dealing with Daniel Levy have also prevented United from making a concentrated effort to sign Kane this window. There has also been a sense that any negotiations with Spurs would be drawn out and infuriating, while Ten Hag wants the club to wrap up their business in the market as quickly as possible.
United had, prior to the summer, identified the capture of a top-quality centre-forward as their primary transfer aim, although the signatures of Mason Mount and Andre Onana have been secured first. With Kane and Victor Osimhen deemed unattainable, United had turned their attention to Atlanta forward Rasmus Hojlund, but the fresh reports of Kane’s availability may see the Red Devils stall on that particular venture, for a few days at least.
As per the Guardian, Levy has been told by Tottenham’s majority owner Joe Lewis that the club cannot allow their record scorer to leave for free next summer. Kane has less than a year remaining on his current contract and it was believed Levy was willing to let him depart for nothing at the end of 2023/24, rather than sell this window.
However, Lewis has reportedly baulked at the prospect of Spurs turning down around £100m for the England captain, while Kane has not accepted a new deal from Tottenham this summer. The Guardian add that a major stumbling block to an Old Trafford move could be the attacker’s wage demands, which are in the region of £30m a year.
Meanwhile, the Telegraph claim Bayern are ready to make a third approach for Kane, with the 29-year-old’s wife already looking for houses in Munich.