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Wayne Rooney: It would be exciting to have Harry Kane in my team

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has heaped praise on Harry Kane after saying it would be great to have the Tottenham Hotspur striker playing on his team.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a summer move for the PFA Young Player of the Year, and Rooney appears to have given the thumbs-up to a transfer by intimating he'd love to play with the 21-year-old at Old Trafford.

The Manchester Evening News reports that Kane has been recommended to Louis van Gaal by his current skipper at the Theatre of Dreams, but Spurs are determined to resist any offers made for their talisman in the forthcoming transfer window.

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An astronomical £50 million fee is the figure that is being touted to convince chairman Daniel Levy to cash-in on his latest star turn at White Hart Lane, following an impressive breakthrough campaign that saw Kane net a mightily impressive 31 goals last term.

His fine form was rewarded with a new five-and-a-half-year contract in February, which strengthens Tottenham's position when it comes to prospective negotiations with Manchester United.

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Rooney added more weight to rumours that the Premier League giants are planning to move for the England U21 international after naming Kane in his dream team during a promotional video shoot for Nike.

"He's burst onto the scene this season - he's done fantastic," reflected the Red Devils marksman. "He's a young, English player so it would be exciting to have him in my team."

With question marks surrounding the long-term future of Robin van Persie at Manchester United and Radamel Falcao's return to AS Monaco following the completion of an unsuccessful season-long loan spell, Van Gaal could well be in the market for a new striker.

However, it remains to be seen whether the veteran Dutch coach firms up his alleged interest in acquiring Kane's services, particularly at such an inflated transfer fee off the back of just one good season in England's top-flight.

Ed Woodward has reportedly made up to £150 million available in transfer funds for strengthening the senior squad ahead of the new campaign, but it's difficult to see the club spending a third of that on the Tottenham man.

Manchester United fans: Would you like to see Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane partnered together at Old Trafford next season? What are the chances of a deal being agreed with Tottenham this summer? Have your say below...

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