Fresh reports have chipped in that Manchester United could launch a bid as huge as £40 million to secure the services of Tottenham’s striker, Harry Kane.
Although as talkSPORT observes, no club relishes doing business with Spurs’ chairman, Daniel Levy, particular Man United, the 20-time EPL champions may still make a move to sign Kane – who proved to be an old-fashioned goal scorer last season, with many of his 21 goals coming from inside the 18-yard box.
United’s summer transfer activity has been somewhat successful thus far, with defender Matteo Darmian and the midfield duo of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin arriving recently from Torino, Bayern Munich and Southampton respectively. Winger Memphis Depay also joined the club earlier in the summer for £25 million from PSV Eindhoven.
The departures of Luis Nani, Radamel Falcao and Robin Van Persie has also left a void to be filled in the forward line of United, with Rooney the only recognised striker left in the team.
Kane starred for Tottenham last term, having displaced Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado as Spurs’ first-choice goal poacher. Louis Van Gaal’s search for a world-class striker may, however, make him turn attention to the England striker who the Dutchman see as an ideal fit for the job.
Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani and Aston Villas’s Christian Benteke also on United’s radar, with the former likely to move to Old Trafford in a swap deal plus cash involving Angel Di Maria.
Rumour also has it that the Red Devils want to activate Benteke’s release clause of £32.5 million, but it looks as though Liverpool have beat them to the Belgian striker’s signature.
However, talkSPORT says it was initially a two-way shootout between Edinson Cavani and Chris Benteke for Rooney’s strike partner, but it looks as though it has changed now with Kane also a candidate
Van Gaal has confirmed yesterday that the club’s summer transfer activity is not yet complete, as he is looking to add players in ‘at least’ two positions.
Manchester United begin their chase for the Premier League title next season with a home match against Tottenham on August 8.