Harry Kane flattered by Manchester United interest

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Harry Kane admits reports linking him with a move to Manchester United are “flattering” - but the England international claims he is fully committed to Tottenham.

The 21-year-old, who scored 31 goals in 51 appearances for Spurs last season, has been linked with a £40 million move to Old Trafford in recent weeks.

United boss Louis van Gaal has begun the search to find a replacement for Radamel Falcao, the Colombia international who is on the verge of joining Chelsea on loan despite his dismal nine-month spell with the Red Devils, and Kane is one of the strikers on his shortlist.

Speaking after England’s 1-0 defeat against Portugal at the European Under-21 Championships on Thursday evening, Kane told reporters he is content at Spurs and looking forward to his future at White Hart Lane despite interest from elsewhere.

"I am happy at Spurs and I look forward to the future with Spurs," the striker was quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "I have seen there is interest but that's all I know. It is flattering for other clubs to maybe be interested."

Kane: Tottenham are a big club

Kane was then asked whether it would be hard to turn down one of the Premier League’s so-called “big clubs” - and the striker’s answer is sure to delight the Spurs fans, who make no secret of their love for the London-born goalscorer.

"Tottenham are one of the big clubs,” he responded. “That is the way people have to see it. I am at a big club."

Kane’s commitment to Tottenham is admirable, but if Manchester United come calling this summer it would prove a tough offer for him to turn down.

Wayne Rooney, his England teammate, stated this week that it would be “great” to have Kane at Old Trafford - and the opportunity to take the No. 9 shirt at English football’s most successful and glamorous club would be tempting for any ambitious striker.

Daniel Levy unlikely to sell to Man Utd

However, even if Manchester United submit a serious offer this summer there are no guarantees Tottenham’s chairman Daniel Levy will be prepared to negotiate.

As Levy discovered after selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for £86 million two seasons ago, money can’t always replace a reliable source of goals.

Many people are of the opinion that Kane could yet prove to be a one-hit-wonder; a flash in the pan who is unlikely to ever score more goals than he did over the course of last season.

If Levy feels the same way - which seems unlikely - then a huge offer from Manchester United might prove tempting.

But Kane has shown enough over the past 10 months to suggest he is the real deal, which is why United are prepared to pay such a large amount of money to sign him this summer.

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