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Manchester United told hefty price for top striker target ahead of summer rebuild with club ‘ready’ to pay

Things could be about to get interesting at Old Trafford

Manchester United are ready to break the British transfer record to bring Harry Kane to Old Trafford this summer, according to reports.

The England captain and record goalscorer is out of contract in 2024, but there was optimism that he may decide to remain in north London beyond that, and he has continued to find the back of the net on a regular basis this season, with 20 goals to his name in the top flight putting him behind only Erling Haaland in the top goalscorers charts.

However, the reality of another season without a trophy following their defeats to Sheffield United in the FA Cup and AC Milan in the Champions League has left that unclear.

Kane is expected to hold talks with Tottenham at the end of the season, but it is reported that ‘the chances of him agreeing to a new deal to stay beyond 2024 – when his current agreement expires – are non-existent.’

Tottenham’s Harry Kane during the Premier League match against Manchester City.
Picture : Mark Pain / Alamy Live News 2N2KTXH 05 Feb 2023 – Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City – Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham’s Harry Kane during the Premier League match against Manchester City.
Picture : Mark Pain / Alamy Live News (Alamy Stock Photo)

This has alerted Manchester United, who are on the hunt for a new striker and have reportedly made Kane their no.1 target this summer. However, though he will have just 12 months left on his contract, Spurs are thought to be ready to demand in excess of £100m for the soon-to-be 30-year-old, which would make him the most expensive British transfer ever, taking the mantle from Manchester City’s Jack Grealish.

This is unlikely to be an issue though, with the Mirror reporting that ‘Ten Hag is sanctioning the deal because he remains unhappy with the resources spearheading the Red Devils’ attack’, despite potentially cheaper options being on the market.


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Ben Browning

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