Manchester United are in the market for a striker this summer despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s fine goalscoring season. The 37-year-old has just one year remaining on his contract and he is yet to confirm whether he will be staying for the final year of his deal.
The Old Trafford club holds a longstanding interest in Tottenham striker Harry Kane but for various reasons, a move has never materialised over the years.
Kane has been tied down to a long-term contract since 2018 and was priced out of a move to Manchester City last year, with Tottenham declining a £100m bid from United’s rivals.
There is, however, some uncertainty over his future ahead of this summer as he enters the final two years of his contract. His manager, Antonio Conte, has just one year remaining on his deal and there are question marks over whether he will be staying beyond this season.
Roberto De Fanti, the Italian super-agent, has now explained that Conte’s decision-making could be crucial in Kane’s future this summer, insisting that if the Italian manager was to leave Tottenham, Kane would only want to join Manchester United.
“He (Conte) wants a striker to provide cover and competition for Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, a top midfielder and a left-footed centre-back – these are not going to be cheap players,” De Fanti wrote in his CaughtOffside column.
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“We are talking £50m – £60m each. Will Levy sanction that? – Time will tell, but one thing I will say is, if Conte does walk away from Tottenham Hotspur, I think Kane will go too and if that does happen, the only club the Englishman would want to go to now is Manchester United.
Harry Kane to Manchester United seems to be the story that never dies and that isn’t about to change this summer. United have wanted to sign Kane for years but it’s been difficult each summer for several different reasons.
You’ve got no chance of getting Kane or Conte both staying at Spurs
Why would Harry want to go there? It’s something the media hasn’t considered before writing this tripe. Man City or Liverpool, yes to win trophies. Harry is a Spurs fan, he will only leave to join a club guaranteed to win trophies. Utd are not that club.
want Harry Kane to Manchester United done deal do it just do it now and focus on de j and Harry Kane as well and swap deal de j for pogba and a swap deal for Rashford as well
Isn’t it about time you stopped reporting on this complete nonsense. You know perfectly well that Kane is not going to Man U and you know perfectly well the reasons why. But in case there is a man on Mars reading this let’s make it clear. Kane will be 29 next season and wants to win trophies. This means in England he joins Man City who no longer need him; Liverpool who probably don’t need him and can’t afford him. That’s it. He is not going to join a club who have less chance of winning anything than the one he is currently playing for. A club who have a manager unproven in England and an aging team of overpaid prima donnas who need a complete rebuild. You also naïvely state that Levy won’t let Kane run his contract down. Can you please explain how Levy can stop Kane running his contract down? The most likely scenario is that Kane does exactly that thus keeping his options open. If you seriously think that in 2 years time Man U will have completed the rebuilding job and be a club Kane would then join, then you really are in dream land
Took the words right out of my mouth. There are so many lazy journalists out there re hashing the same illogical stories. Getting very very tiring.