Manchester United make official contact over Harry Kane transfer

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Manchester United have been assessing their attacking options regarding their front line this summer.

They have already seen the loan spell of Radamel Falcao ended, with the striker headed to Chelsea to try and regain his prowess from years gone by.

This week Robin van Persie has also been rumoured to be set for a switch to ply his trade with Fenerbahce in Turkey. Youngster James Wilson is reportedly also being eyed up by Steve Bruce for a loan spell at Hull City.


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Changes aplenty

Following these changes, and with Louis van Gaal chasing his first piece of United silverware, he has become ruthless in assessing his squad. Not even his talismanic captain Wayne Rooney is safe beyond all doubt.

In another chunk of information that has fallen off the ever-spinning transfer rumour mill, it has been reported by The Sun that official contact has been made with Tottenham Hotspur over the acquisition of Harry Kane, who could be Rooney's long-term replacement. 

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United ready

Van Gaal has publicly expressed his admiration of Kane. The striker, who turns 22, this July hit 21 league goals in a breakthrough year last season and his strong game has been tipped as ideal for Manchester United. 

Of course, this would be an extremely audacious move from the Red Devils, seeking a replacement for Rooney, who is now only 19 goals away from surpassing Bobby Charlton's long-standing goal record of 249.

Daniel Levy is notoriously hard to negotiate with during the transfer market (cast your mind back to the £86m he picked up from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale's services) and Kane is a loyal Tottenham player and long time fan of the club.

Kane move on?

However, the lure of playing at one of the world's biggest clubs, alongside names such as Rooney, Di Maria and Mata in the Champions League may prove far too tempting for the young Englishman.

United and Spurs face each other on the first day of the season, August 8, and there is plenty of time between now and then for a deal to be made. Expect many more articles and hearsay on this potentially huge summer move.

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