Manchester United have been warned over potentially losing two of their long-term transfer targets to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. The two clubs have battled for transfers in the past, with deals for Robin van Persie, Álexis Sanchez and Harry Maguire all contested between the two Manchester teams.
Jack Grealish has been linked with a move to Manchester United since Solskjær took charge in 2019 but the Villa midfielder squashed suggestions by signing a new four-year contract last year. The 25-year-old has followed his stellar 2019/20 campaign with an even better second season, forcing himself into the England fold. Stretty News understands that Grealish’s entourage briefed Manchester City about their star client only last week.
Harry Kane is another high-profile Premier League player who could leave this summer. The 27-year-old has reportedly asked to leave Tottenham and has been a target for United for many years. Former United midfielder Luke Chadwick has now warned United about the implications missing out on both players could have.
“Seeing Aston Villa sign Emi Buendia, it makes you wonder if that means Grealish could be off to City. If they signed him and Kane then they’ll be incredibly hard to catch next season,” he said exclusively to CaughtOffside.
Aston Villa are expected to drive a hard bargain in any approach to sign Grealish. The midlands club are in a strong position to keep hold of their talisman and are planning for him to play alongside Buendia, rather than for the Argentinian to replace him.
Daniel Levy is a notoriously tough negotiator and the Tottenham boss will not be inclined to sell Kane to a Premier League club, or any club for that matter. Kane has three years remaining on his contract and with his value already sky-high, only an astronomical offer would tempt the north London club.