Tottenham news: Man United in pole position to sign Kane - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

9th Jul, 2021 | 2:27pm

Sources: Man United in pole position to sign Kane as Tottenham ask for £100m plus two stars in exchange

Man United are in pole position to sign Tottenham goal king Harry Kane following behind-the-scenes developments, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The Premier League giants are pushing hard for Kane and are willing to spend big to get him.

A United source has told Football Insider that they have been given encouragement by Spurs during recent discussions that a sensational deal for Kane can now be done.

The Londoners have asked for £100million plus two first-team stars in part-exchange.

Tottenham’s public stance is that their talisman and star player is not for sale, while privately they had let it be known that it would take £150m in cash to force a deal.

Now, there has been a shift in the stance of club chiefs that has given United hope they can beat main rivals Man City and Chelsea to a sensational deal.

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The 20-times champions have already signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer in a £70m-plus deal.

The capture of Kane would be an even more emphatic statement of the club’s ambition to return to the top of English and European football.

This site first broke the news on 9th April how the England captain has told friends he wants to quit Spurs this summer.

Kane’s “hell bent” stance has been strengthened by subsequent events and that has not changed during his starring role for England at the Euros or the protracted manager hunt that ended in the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo.

United chief scout Jim Lawlor was at Elland Road in May to specifically watch Kane in action in Spurs’ 3-1 defeat to Leeds United.

They want Kane to lead the line as Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer and the club’s coaches believes the likes of Antony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Marcus Greenwood are more effective in wide positions.

In other news, Tottenham have agreed personal terms with proven star as Fabio Paratici closes in on his first signing.