According to the Telegraph, Manchester United plan to bid for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and ‘due diligence’ has begun to identify the best way to handle negotiations with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
The expectation is that the 29-year-old will not sign a new contract with the North London club and Levy will demand ‘at least’ £100m from English clubs.
If the England captain does decide against renewing his contract, Spurs risk losing their prized asset for free next summer should any sale fail to come to fruition this year.
United are well aware of how difficult Levy can be to negotiate with and they must avoid a lengthy transfer pursuit which could run until deadline day.
That is why the Red Devils are starting their work on the deal now well in advance of the transfer window opening in early June.
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen remains a target.
Spurs host Erik ten Hag’s side on Thursday evening in a season defining match for the top-four.
Mark Marston | Get Football