Man United have been given some encouragement they could sensationally sign Harry Kane from Tottenham this summer.

This site first broke the news last Friday (9th April) how the Spurs talisman has told friends he wants to quit the club this summer.

A United source has told Football Insider the club are keeping tabs on Kane’s situation and would be very keen on trying to lure him to Old Trafford.

There has been encouragement behind the scenes with Kane said to be interested in a potential move to United.

The source explained how the Premier League giants “have always wanted Kane” and “nothing has changed in that regard”.

He is regarded by the club’s hierarchy as the perfect spearhead for the team and an iconic player who could steer them back to the top of the Premier League.

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United are well aware of the difficulties involved in chasing Kane, including negotiating with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and his apparent position he does not well to sell his best player to a top-four rival.

The second-placed Premier League team would not want to waste a whole summer on pursuing the England captain and it comes to nothing.

But Levy and the Spurs board could be pushed into a corner if Kane goes public with his desire to quit, and elite European clubs will not meet his asking price.

He has three years remaining on his contract and United are one of the few teams in the world who would be able to afford the £125million-plus valuation.

Kane wants to leave as he is unimpressed with the ambition shown by those at the top of the club and in the boardroom.

He fears Tottenham are treading water at a critical time in his career and is “”100 per cent thinking of moving on”.

The Spurs idol will not come out and say that publicly at this point as he wants to keep the supporters on side.

Publicly, Kane, who turns 28 in July, has suggested he will decide his plans after the Euros.

In other news, four Tottenham players “can’t cope with the pressure Mourinho is piling on them” behind the scenes.