Speculation on Sunday suggested that Tottenham star Harry Kane could be a target for Man Utd, and in turn the odds on the move happening have tumbled.
The 23-year-old was in stunning form last season despite missing a significant part of it through injury, scoring 35 goals in 38 games in all competitions.
That form has sparked interest from Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho, with The Daily Star noting that it led to rumours that he was trying to convince the United hierarchy to bid up to £100m on the England international this summer.
It seems as though the bookies have taken note of the situation and slashed the odds of the transfer happening from 20/1 to 6/1, as per the report, as Man Utd undoubtedly have the financial muscle to make the move happen despite the fact that Tottenham will try desperately to keep hold of their most prized asset.
That will unsurprisingly lead to plenty of concern if Mourinho’s interest intensifies as the Portuguese tactician is in the market for a new prolific striker, but as per The Independent, regardless of what the bookmakers do, Spurs have no desire to sell Kane.
In fact, they’ve laughed off interest from their Premier League rivals, with chairman Daniel Levy valuing Kane close to £200m which is likely to end any suggestion that he could leave the north London outfit any time soon.
Given the impact and influence that Kane has had for Tottenham over the last two years in particular, it’s no surprise that the club have no intention of selling, as it would be a major step back at a time when they’re trying to compete for major honours.
It’s added that ultimately it looks like it will be very difficult for Man Utd to prise Kane away from Tottenham this summer unless they’re willing to make an eye-watering bid to satisfy their demands. In turn, the hope will be that Spurs begin to fall away over the next 12 months or so, at which point United’s position could be strengthened to make the game-changing signing.