Manchester United are reported to have made an initial move to recruit Harry Kane from Tottenham as Louis van Gaal strives to reinforce his goalscoring department during this summer transfer window.
Kane enjoyed a wonderful breakthrough season last term, scoring 31 times in 51 appearances for Spurs, and has subsequently been linked with a high-profile transfer to Old Trafford for a number of weeks now.
The latest development in this story comes courtesy of The Sun on Sunday, with Dan King claiming there has been direct contact made by Manchester United regarding the potential availability of Kane.
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The fee mooted for the 21-year-old is a sizeable £40 million, which comes as little surprise given Kane is tied to a long-term contract and that the ever resolute Daniel Levy will be in charge of any potential negotiations.
United, it is claimed, are keen to acquire an English figurehead for their attack to eventually succeed Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford and, it would seem, Van Gaal, Ed Woodward & Co. have decided that Kane is the would-be king.
The signing of another striker this summer will become imperative for Manchester United given that Radamel Falcao has departed and that Robin van Persie is edging towards a transfer to Fenerbahce.
This would leave Rooney as the only senior centre-forward on the club’s books - with young James Wilson in reserve - so more bodies are required if a genuine challenge for silverware is to be made.
At 21 Kane hardly represents an experienced option and there would be some risk attached to buying him, but his performances last term suggest he could be a player of real importance to Manchester United.
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