Jacob Steinberg has reported that Harry Kane (29) is top of Erik ten Hag’s striker wish list and Manchester United are set to act quickly with their bid for the Tottenham Hotspur forward.
The Red Devils are aware that convincing Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy to sell their club record goalscorer will be no easy feat, however are prepared to bid as quickly as possible for Kane in an attempt to smooth negotiations with the north London club.
Kane has scored an astounding 42% of Tottenham’s Premier League goals this season, with the Lilywhites currently on their third manager at the end of a tumultuous season. Due to this, there is a feeling that Spurs may be prepared to keep Kane beyond this summer, despite his contract expiring in 2024, which would give the England captain the opportunity to leave his boyhood side on a free transfer next year.
United hope they can put up enough money to convince Levy, with ten Hag said to be obsessed with Kane, believing he could be the key piece in helping them push for the title next season.
If United cannot sign England’s all-time top scorer early on this summer, they have other options on their shortlist of strikers, most notably Napoli’s Victor Osimhen (24) and Atalanta’s Rasmus Højlund (20).
However, both options are seen as risks to the club, as Osimhen is valued at €150m by the Scudetto winners, whilst, Højlund, albeit a cheaper and admired alternative, is seen as one for the future, and not ready to start regularly in the Premier League as soon as next year.
Furthermore, Chelsea’s Mason Mount is said to be of keen interest to United as they look to further strengthen their midfield options. The possibility of the 24-year-old departing the Blues this summer is ever-increasing, however the Manchester side will have to face fierce competition from Premier League rivals Liverpool and Arsenal in their quest for the England international.
Travis Levison | Get Football