Jose Mourinho wants £60 million Harry Kane as first Manchester United signing

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Jose Mourinho has been heavily linked with taking over at Manchester United for months now, but it appears as though the speculation is starting to gather pace.

A report in Spanish newspaper El Pais this morning claims that the Red Devils have a pre-contract with the Special One, and now the English press have started speculating over who might be his first signing at the club.

The Independent are running the story this morning that Tottenham striker Harry Kane may well be the man for the job. Kane has produced another strong season and is the Premier League's joint top scorer on 19 goals alongside Jamie Vardy.

Although Mourinho isn't officially in charge at Old Trafford, the Independent report that he's identified the Spurs ace as his transfer 'priority' and will make his move as and when he replaces beleaguered boss Louis van Gaal.

Kane penned a new contract at White Hart Lane back in February last year, committing him to the north London club until 2020. Reports earlier this year suggested that Spurs were willing to hand the 22-year-old a major pay rise worth £75,000-per-week in order to keep him from the clutches of Manchester United and fellow suitors Chelsea.

The England international has repeatedly pledged his allegiance to Tottenham, but Manchester United's interest will likely test his resolve with a £60 million offer. 


Mourinho is said to be a huge admirer of the striker's work-rate and superb record in front of goal, but he will face a worthy adversary in Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who has a fearsome reputation as a transfer negotiator.

Levy dragged out talks with Manchester United over striker Dimitar Berbatov in 2008, prompting Sir Alex Ferguson to write in his autobiography that the whole experience was 'more painful than my hip replacement.'

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