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Manchester United chief determined to sign in-form Tottenham star

Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward isn’t giving up in his efforts to sign Tottenham star Harry Kane, reports the Manchester Evening News.

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The Red Devils believe that a £50m bid for the 21-year-old could be enough to at least entice the north London side in to thinking about selling. However, after a campaign in which the striker managed an amazing 32 goals in 53 appearances it will be difficult to tear him away from White Hart Lane. The youngster even signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with the club recently, reported the Daily Mail in February.

With Kane also claiming that he wants to stay with Spurs “for a very long time” according to the Daily Express, it would seem that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy holds all the cards in these negotiations. The White Hart Lane boss has a reputation for being a tough negotiator, having received mega fees for Gareth Bale and Luka Modric in recent years.

United clearly need a striker, so a deal for the England international would make sense. Radamel Falcao’s unsuccessful loan at Old Trafford recently ended, and Robin van Persie seemed to be feeling the effects of his 31-years in the last campaign. This leaves only the seemingly untrusted 19-year-old James Wilson and captain Wayne Rooney as options up front for manager Louis van Gaal.

United have notably raided Spurs for their star players in the past, bringing in the likes of Teddy Sheringham and Dimitar Berbatov from the north Londoners, with both proving big hits after making the move. It would not be a big surprise if Kane looked at their career paths and felt he could achieve something similar, with his talent for finding the back of the net likely to bring much for reward at a club playing in the Champions League regularly and also competing for the Premier League title and other major honours.

Still, there is also a chance the 21-year-old is in no hurry to move to a club with more pressure and competition for places, and he may well benefit from at least another season of experience as a regular for Tottenham.

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