The Dutch coach invested heavily in his forward line during the summer, signing Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay at great expense. However, the Red Devils have scored fewer goals than their rivals at the top of the Premier League, and were booed off the pitch following another goalless stalemate—this time against West Ham United—on Saturday.
In contrast to United’s failings, Kane has shone so far this season, overcoming a slow start to demonstrate that the last campaign’s goal haul was no fluke.
Having bagged 21 goals in 34 outings last term, Kane has managed eight in 15 so far this term, proving influential as Spurs have surged into contention for the Champions League places.
According to the Daily Star, United want Kane next summer and are preparing a £50 million bid for the striker. However, the tabloid questions whether Spurs chairman Daniel Levy—notoriously reticent to sell his players—would agree to cash in on the international forward.
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However, while the Star report that United want Kane next summer, the Mirror revealed on Sunday that the likes of Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are also being considered by United as they look to prompt an upturn in fortunes.