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Wayne Rooney urges Manchester United to sign Harry Kane

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Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has urged boss Louis van Gaal to sign Tottenham's Harry Kane in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils will be in the market for at least one forward this summer after Radamel Falcao returned to Monaco after his loan spell at Old Trafford came to an end.

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Edinson Cavani and Jackson Martinez have been suggested as possible targets but Van Gaal is reportedly eyeing up Kane as his first choice according to the latest batch of reports. The Tottenham ace enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2014/15, bagging 31 goals in all competitions to help his side finish fifth and reach the Capital One Cup final.

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According to the Mirror, Rooney has been in Van Gaal's ear trying to persuade the Dutchman to go after his England team-mate after admitting he is a huge fan of his. The 21-year-old will reportedly cost Manchester United £40 million although Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is adamant he won't be selling at any price. 

There are also question marks about the future of Robin van Persie at Manchester United which could impact on Van Gaal's transfer plans. 

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The Dutchman has a year left on his contract and is yet to be offered new terms, and reports suggest he could complete a move to Italy. Juventus have been linked with a move as have a host of teams in Turkey, and Van Persie recently admitted that he is considering his options.

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When asked about his future he said: “It’s a strange, difficult situation. A new situation, that’s a better word. I have to think in a realistic way. It’s my ambition to play the next years. I’m thinking about my family and my children with every decision I take.

"These are very important for me. I’m a real family guy. I think it’s fantastic to see how happy my children and wife are. That’s something I take into consideration when I’m thinking about my future.”

Van Persie managed just 10 goals in the Premier League last season - his lowest return in five years.

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