Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on securing the signing of Tottenham striker Harry Kane, and is putting together an £80m bid.
The 23-year-old has established himself as a crucial figure at White Hart Lane, as after reaching an impressive personal milestone at the weekend with his 100th career goal, he’s well on course to score 20+ goals in the Premier League for the third consecutive season.
In turn, The Daily Star report that he’s caught the eye of Mourinho, who has singled him out as an alternative if United fail in their bid to sign Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann this summer.
It’s added that Griezmann has an £85m release clause in his contract, but United are prepared to pay it and hope that Paul Pogba’s close relationship with his compatriot will help seal the deal.
Spurs will be desperate to see that move go through it seems so as to avoid United switching their focus to Kane, although it may well be unavoidable as Griezmann has reiterated that he’s happy in the Spanish capital and so may not be seeking a move elsewhere even if it is to Old Trafford.
Similarly though, the Star go on to note that Kane signed a new contract recently and has also insisted that he has no desire to leave his current employers, and so it’s likely to be almost impossible for United to prise him away.
However, it’s suggested that Mourinho is ready to try and tempt him, but the Red Devils will have to part with a huge sum to at least make it a possibility with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy cashing in on the likes of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric previously.
Nevertheless, this time it would surely be different. Kane has come through the youth ranks at Spurs and is a central figure to their plans for the future with a new stadium and a desire to be perennial Premier League title contenders now on the agenda. In turn, it will have to be something special to convince Tottenham to sell and for Man Utd to have another world class striker in their squad.