May 15, 2021

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Manchester United willing to spend £120m on Harry Kane as Tottenham refuse to sell to Premier League rival

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Manchester United face a huge hurdle in their pursuit of Harry Kane
Manchester United face a huge hurdle in their pursuit of Harry Kane (Getty)

Manchester United are not willing to spend around £120 million to sign Harry Kane this summer, while Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is unwilling to sell the striker to another Premier League club, according to reports.

The England captain is understood to be considering his future at Spurs as he is keen to improve his chances of winning a major trophy before the end of his career.

United, meanwhile, are in the market for a new striker this summer and their desire to sign a new forward could be raised if Edinson Cavani decides to leave Old Trafford.

Tottenham, however, are in a strong negotiating position as Kane will still have three years remaining on his contract this summer.

According to The Athletic, United have prioritised a move for Erling Haaland but will turn their attention to Kane if a deal for the Borussia Dortmund striker is too costly.

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However, the report claims that United are unwilling to meet the £120m valuation which has been placed on Kane ahead of the summer window.

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Harry Kane is considering his future at Spurs (AFP via Getty)

And to add a further blow to United’s hopes, Spurs chairman Levy is said to be intent on refusing to sell Kane to any other English side ‘under any circumstances’.

Following United’s 3-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday, Solskjaer admitted that Cavani is still deliberating over his future at Old Trafford and conceded that the 34-year-old is contemplating a return to South America.

‘Fantastic performance, we are awaiting his decision if he wants to stay or wants to move on,’ said Solskjaer.

‘A performance like today, we as a club have missed for a few years, we have not had that number nine for a long, long spell.

Manchester United could be in the market to replace Edinson Cavani this summer
Manchester United could be in the market to replace Edinson Cavani this summer (Getty)

‘Edinson has been working so hard to get fit and we can see the boys played to his strengths as well.

‘We have had open and honest meetings and it’s no secret we want to keep him.

‘I don’t think it is any secret that this has been a difficult year for everyone.

‘With the pandemic, it has not been possible to have friends over, you can’t have family over without quarantine.

‘He has not been able to experience the fantastic culture of Manchester and England and he is contemplating and thinking long and hard about what he wants to do.

‘I understand. He knows what we want, I want him at Old Trafford in front of a full Stretford End scoring a header like today. Let’s wait and see.’

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