May 13, 2021

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PSG ‘look to beat’ Man United and Man City to Kane and more rumours

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Paris Saint-Germain are the latest team to join the race for Harry Kane, according to reports.

Speculation last week suggested that Tottenham talisman Kane will look to leave North London in the summer if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League for a second successive season.

Manchester United and Manchester City have been touted as potential destinations with both clubs aiming to add a new striker to their squads in the transfer window.

A centre-forward, as well as a centre-back, are Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s biggest priorities for the summer though M.E.N. Sport understands that Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland is the top target.

Should United miss out on the Norwegian then they may be forced to turn to Kane as an alternative, although they have received little encouragement of the possibility of signing him in the past, with Tottenham sources deriding United’s chances of buying him.


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City have also earmarked Haaland as their primary target – despite Pep Guardiola’s claims the club won’t sign a striker this year – but may have to assess other options as well if they lose out in what is set to be the transfer saga of the summer.

However, both clubs are set to face yet more stiff competition if they decide to make a move for Kane, with the Independent reporting that PSG will try to sign the England captain if Kylian Mbappe departs.

Mbappe is yet to sign a new contract in Paris, with his current deal set to expire in 2022, and Real Madrid are reportedly confident of signing the Frenchman.

It’s claimed that Kane could be their replacement for Mbappe, with manager Mauricio Pochettino having a strong relationship with the 27-year-old and Spurs more likely to sell to a foreign team.

However, Kane’s contract at Spurs doesn’t expire until 2024 and it would reportedly take £150m at least for chairman Daniel Levy to ‘even consider a sale.’

Meanwhile, Barcelona and Juventus are both reportedly stepping up their interest in Sergio Aguero.

City’s record goalscorer is leaving the club in the summer upon the expiration of his contract and is now free to negotiate his next move.

According to Spanish publication Sport, Italian giants Juventus have already offered Aguero a two-year deal worth close to €10million a year. Barcelona, meanwhile, are not willing to match the bid financially but are hoping the prospect of playing alongside close friend Lionel Messi will give them an advantage.

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Manchester United fought back superbly to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

After a VAR row following United’s disallowed goal in the first half, Son Heung-Min opened the scoring for Spurs. But United came roaring back in the second half to win, with goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Grenwood.

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Finally, Eric Bailly is reportedly ready to seek a summer move due to concern over his lack of first-team opportunities at Old Trafford.

ESPN report that the centre-back is set to reject a new contract at United, having previously been in talks over extending his stay.

Bailly has one year left on his deal and, despite some positive performances this season, he has been unable to play his way into Solskjaer’s first-choice centre-back pairing, with Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof instead preferred.

United would risk losing the 27-year-old on a free transfer if he does not sign a new contract and they opt against selling him this summer.

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