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Manchester United transfer news: £100,000-a-week+ Premier League contract rebel targeted

Manchester United are reportedly monitoring Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane’s contract situation with an eye on swooping for the prolific striker.

The 23-year-old has established himself as an integral part of Spurs’ success in recent years, scoring 52 goals in 92 Premier League outings for the club and leading them on a title charge last season.

However, the two parties have had trouble over agreeing on a new contract extension, as reported by The Mirror, which in turn has led to talk of a possible move to Old Trafford.

Kane and Spurs are said to have agreed to put contract negotiations on hold until the end of the season, which in itself will be a concern for supporters who are desperate to see their talismanic forward commit his long-term future.

With the report insisting that the England international wants a new contract worth in excess of £100,000-a-week, chairman Daniel Levy has grown frustrated over the situation as he doesn’t wish to break the club’s current wage structure.

In turn, it’s claimed that it’s led to tension between the two parties as they are a long way off agreeing on terms, which has ultimately led to the decision to sort out the problem in the summer.

United are unlikely to be the only club interested in seeing how the situation plays out, but Jose Mourinho is in need of a consistent goalscorer to lead the line for his side for years to come.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will do so for the short-term, but Kane fits the bill moving forward. Although Spurs remain in a strong position given his current deal runs until 2020, it will be a concern for the club if progress isn’t made at the end of the season and Kane begins to consider his options away from White Hart Lane with the likes of United having no problem paying the level of salary he desires.

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