Manchester United are reportedly preparing to make a move for Tottenham Hotspur and England forward Harry Kane.
The Red Devils have identified Kane as their top priority this summer, and United CEO Richard Arnold has reportedly given the green light for the club to pursue a potential deal.
It is believed that the United bosses are not willing to wait until the end of the season to begin negotiations with Spurs, and are hoping to agree on a deal worth around £80m in the coming weeks.
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The move would see United beat off competition from the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Chelsea, who are also reportedly interested in signing Kane.
United boss Erik ten Hag has made landing Kane his number-one priority this summer, believing that the addition of the striker would turn United into genuine title contenders next season.
Kane will turn 30 in July and has just one more season left on his Spurs deal. He knows he is approaching the peak of his career and is running out of time to fulfil his ambition of playing more Champions League football and winning trophies.
However, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is hoping that the appointment of a new manager will be enough to convince Kane to stay.
Spurs are yet to announce a replacement for former manager Antonio Conte, who left the club after just 18 days in charge.
Levy is believed to be looking for a big-name manager to replace Conte, in the hope that they can persuade Kane to stay.
Despite Levy’s hopes, it is understood that Kane is determined to leave Spurs and that United are his preferred choice.
The striker has previously expressed his desire to play in the Champions League and compete for major trophies on a regular basis, something that Spurs have struggled to provide in recent years.
If United are successful in their pursuit of Kane, it would be a significant coup for the club, and a statement of intent from the Red Devils.
Kane’s addition would undoubtedly improve Man United’s attacking options, and his goalscoring ability would be a massive boost to the team’s chances of challenging for the Premier League title next season.