Manchester United to step up pursuit of Harry Kane

Harry Kane in action for Tottenham

TRANSFERS Manchester United to step up pursuit of Harry Kane

Kiplagat Sang 19:28 - 25.05.2023

The England international has long been linked with the Red Devils.

Manchester United are ready to step up their chase for Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.

Reports indicate Erik ten Hag is obsessed with the English captain and would want United to test Spur’s resolve by making an approach.

The Red Devils are keen to sign a number nine, and several options – including Napoli’s Victor Osimhen - have been mentioned before, but a final decision will depend on the prices of the available players.

Although Kane’s asking price is £130 million, this could put off United, who are nevertheless ready to test and approach the north London club.

The Red Devils are said to be ready to test Spurs’ captain with a sizeable offer and see whether they can land their longstanding transfer target.

Two years ago, Kane was close to joining Manchester City, but Levy remained firm and managed to keep the forward. A year is left in his contract, and this could convince him to seek greener pastures elsewhere.

However, other reports indicated that the 29-year-old is close to signing a contract extension with the Premier League club. Despite Spurs’ struggle this season, Kane can decide to stay put amid interest from Old Trafford.

Levy is a known tough negotiator and always delays letting his top players leave. And selling Kane to United, Spurs’ direct rivals, is not going to be an easy negotiation.

The transfer window opens on June 14.