Tottenham chief Daniel Levy makes Harry Kane to Man Utd transfer call

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Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy has reportedly decided he won’t let Harry Kane join another English club. And that’s a blow to Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a big admirer of the striker. The Red Devils want to sign a new forward this summer amid uncertainty over Edinson Cavani’s long-term future, with the 33-year-old a transfer target for Boca Juniors.

Manchester United have seen Cavani do well enough this season, with the Uruguay international scoring his eighth Premier League goal of the season on Sunday.

But with the 33-year-old potentially leaving, and Anthony Martial struggling for form, the Red Devils are keen to take transfer action.

Solskjaer is keen to recruit a new centre-forward as he looks to close the gap on Manchester City next time out.

And while Erling Haaland is currently his preferred option, Kane is also in their sights.

The England international has been a shining light amid a tough season for Tottenham this term, scoring 19 Premier League goals.

Yet while United have interest, their prospects of tying up a deal now look remote.

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The Athletic say Tottenham supremo Levy has decided he won’t let Kane move to another English club – under any circumstances.

And with the striker hoping to leave Spurs behind for a new challenge elsewhere, he now faces a big decision over his future.

Tottenham haven’t sold a player to United since Dimitar Berbatov controversially moved to Old Trafford in 2008, a deal that angered Levy behind the scenes.

And, in the time since, the Red Devils’ pursuits of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld have all failed.

It seems as though Levy would prefer to sell Kane abroad if he’s forced into parting ways with the club’s prized asset.

Yet Real Madrid and Barcelona appear to have other priorities at the current moment in time, as well as Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.


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Real Madrid’s preference would be to sign Kylian Mbappe, while a new PSG deal is top of the Ligue 1 giants’ agenda.

And Barcelona, like United, are eyeing a deal for Haaland – who has scored 31 goals in the Bundesliga and Champions League combined this season.

Kane struggled against United in his side’s 3-1 defeat on Sunday, looking a frustrated figure as goals from Fred, Cavani and Mason Greenwood gave the visitors victory.

And Roy Keane thinks Kane wants to play for Solskjaer’s side – though did insist he didn’t have any inside knowledge over a potential deal.

“I wouldn’t say no to Kane either if he’s the second option,” he said.

“Kane today would be looking at this United team, who have obviously made progress in the last 12 months.

“Surely Kane must be thinking: ‘Listen, I could be the top man at Manchester United up front’, with the service he would be getting. Kane must fancy a United move.

“I think Kane fancies United.”

Those comments were made a week after Keane had urged Kane to leave Tottenham behind, believing he won’t win trophies there.

“He’s a professional. If you’re a top player you want to win trophies,” Keane said.

“It’s a big few months coming up for Tottenham, the League Cup final, can they get in the top four? Huge question marks.

“Will that influence him? He’s obviously under contract, Tottenham will have a lot to say about it.

“But if you’re in his shoes and it comes to the summer, I think the guy has to move on to really win the big prizes. He’s not going to do it at Tottenham.”

Kane isn’t United’s only transfer target.

Kieran Trippier and Max Aarons, of Atletico Madrid and Norwich City respectively, are being eyed to compete with Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back.

At centre-back, Raphael Varane, Jules Kounde, Pau Torres and Ben White are all being tracked.

And United are big admirers of Declan Rice and Ruben Neves, who have sparkled for West Ham and Wolves this term.

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