Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pushing to sign Harry Kane this summer.
That’s according to The Times, after the 27-year-old went public admitting that he wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur and that he intends to discuss the situation with Daniel Levy.
A line dropped by The Athletic, however, suggests that Levy told counterparts privately that the England captain is simply not for sale. Something he’s going to sale until the day Kane leaves the club.
The Times reckon Solskjaer is ‘pushing United to exploit Kane’s decision to exit Tottenham… Solskjaer wants Kane or Haaland.’ Two huge names with two huge price tags, not to mention the need for a centre-back and winger on the right flank.
The Times piece was written by Duncan Castles of the Transfer Window Podcast, which echoed these claims (cited by The Express) a day before the article went live.
Podcast co-host Ian McGarry claims: “United are prepared to compensate him for that loss of earnings in a signing-on fee which could be paid over the length of his contract and obviously he would expect and will be offered around twice his current deal at Tottenham.”
Meanwhile, The Daily Star reports that Man City already approached Levy about a potential transfer back in January. I have no doubt they will be sniffing around, too. Pep Guardiola will be keen to sign a goalscorer with Sergio Aguero leaving this summer.