Report: PL giants eye mega money Tottenham swoop, Levy fears a revolt
By Matt Farr
Manchester United are prepared to break the bank this summer to sign Tottenham goalscorer Harry Kane, according to a report.
The Daily Star claim that Jose Mourinho is keen to pursue a deal worth £80million for Kane, should they fail to land premier summer target Antoine Griezmann.
Both Kane and Griezmann have been long-term targets for Manchester United, with the Old Trafford chief looking to add the necessary firepower to send the club back into the running for the Premier League title.
Kane, 23, has once again taken the Premier League by storm this term, netting 22 goals from 27 appearances in all competitions.
The England international scored his second league hat-trick of the season in the 4-o thrashing of Stoke at the weekend. He also scored a hat-trick in the FA Cup rout over Fulham last month.
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However, Tottenham will no absolutely no intention of letting Kane leave the club anytime in the near future, as their hopes of success in the coming years lie largely at the feet of their star man.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino also managed to tie Kane down to a new long-term deal earlier in the season, which should keep him at White Hart Lane until 2022.
But Mourinho and United hope to tempt Tottenham into selling their hitman with a multi-million pound bid that could see Kane become one of the most expensive players in the world.
The Star report that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy fears a revolt if he were to cash in on the club’s talisman.
United could be without record goalscorer Wayne Rooney next season, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic has yet to receive an extension on his current deal, which expires at the end of the campaign.
Football Insider verdict
Both Griezmann and Kane would be fantastic additions to the Manchester United ranks this summer. However, landing either target will be an incredibly tricky feat for the club. Griezmann has recently distanced himself from a move to the club, as he insists he is happy at Atletico Madrid. Meanwhile, Kane is simply indispensable for Tottenham. Kane has proven he can be the man to finally lead Tottenham to the success that they crave, and all of Pochettino’s hard work since arriving at the club will go to waste if the club allows Kane to leave – regardless of what money they might get in return. Manchester United could walk to the title with Kane leading the line at Old Trafford, so why should Tottenham hand their rivals such an advantage.
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