Manchester United will have to break British transfer record to land Harry Kane

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Manchester United will try and sign Tottenham forward Harry Kane once more, according to the Sun.

The England international has had a tough start to his second campaign as Spurs' leading forward, but showed his quality to bag a hat-trick against Bournemouth over the weekend to take his league tally to four.

The Sun say that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is aware of the fact that it will require a British record transfer fee to prise him away from White Hart Lane.

Kane penned a new five-and-a-half year contract at Spurs earlier this year and the north London club are under no obligation to sell as they look to work their way back into the Champions League for the first time since 2010.

The Red Devils were linked with Kane over the summer but a move failed to materialise, and now it seems they're back on his trail.

Manchester United have been short of options in attack of late, with Wayne Rooney struggling to find his best form, and they've failed to score in their last two games at Old Trafford.

Rooney's performances in particular have caused concern amongst the Old Trafford faithful. The England international, who missed his penalty in the Capital One Cup shootout against Middlesbrough last night, has just one goal in his last six games.


Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has laid the blame for Rooney's troubles this term at Louis van Gaal's door, claiming the Dutch boss's tactics are inhibiting him.

"I was at the Manchester derby and I watched him (Rooney) for the first 20 minutes,’ he said. "His movement was brilliant but when he’s playing in that team there’s nobody prepared to pass to him. You’d be tearing your hair out.

"Ruud van Nistelrooy, Teddy Sherringham, Andy Cole couldn’t play in this team. You don’t get crosses in the box, midfielders looking for runs. I think it’s a very difficult team to be a centre forward in."

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