By Russell Edge
Manchester United are looking to secure the signing of Tottenham striker with a £170million bid, according to a report.
The Sun claim on their website that Jose Mourinho is a long-term admirer of the 24-year-old and wants to take him to Old Trafford in a move which would see the Premier League’s transfer record smashed.
Spurs are said to be intent on keeping a hold of their top stars, and are reportedly looking to tie Kane down to a new £150,000-a-week contract to convince him to remain, with his current deal lasting until 2022.
The newspaper also state that the Red Devils made an approach for Kane two seasons ago, in a move which would have seen Spurs handed £40million and United striker Javier Hernandez, who has ended up at London rivals West Ham.
However it is claimed that Spurs chief Daniel Levy firmly rebuffed the offer, insisting he could get more than the £77million the club received for star attacker Gareth Bale, who left to Real Madrid.
If Kane, who has nine goals in 11 appearances this season, were to depart for the proposed sum, it would make him the world’s second most expensive player behind Brazilian forward Neymar, who joined PSG in a £198million from Barcelona over the summer.
However it would surpass the current Premier League record, also set by Manchester United, for their £89million purchase of Paul Pogba.
Spurs are said to be intent on keeping a hold of their top stars, and are looking to tie Kane down to a new £150,000-a-week contract to convince him to remain, with his current deal lasting until 2022.
Football Insider verdict
It was only a matter of time before one of the Premier League giants made a move for Kane and it appears that United have shown their hand. It is not surprise that they made a move a couple of years ago after showing his potential but Spurs definitely made the right move in keeping him as he has gone from strength to strength. Whether Daniel Levy can hold off on a £170million bid is another matter, but he must realise that Kane is worth his weight in goals. Without the 24-year-old, Spurs can wave goodbye to any chance of major silverware, and would be handing their key asset to one of their biggest rivals in the title race.
In other Tottenham news, the club are set to break a Premier League record this weekend.