Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is ready to cash in on Harry Kane and will sanction the England striker’s sale to Manchester United this summer, as long as they are prepared to pay a world record fee.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, meanwhile, attempted to strengthen his striking options in January but missed out to Borussia Dortmund for the signing of Erling Haaland. Odion Ighalo did arrive on loan just before the window closed and although the experienced Nigeria international has impressed, he is unlikely to represent a long-term solution.
According to the Mail on Sunday, Levy was angered by Kane’s comments relating to his future and will allow him to join United, who have a long-standing interest in the 26-year-old, but will hold out for a fee in the region of £200million.
Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial have all played in a central striking role this season, but Kane’s experience and pedigree would represent an upgrade on all three.
Kane has scored 181 goals for the north London club and established a reputation as one of world football’s deadliest strikers. Despite his individual success, however, Kane is still to break his trophy duck and last month confirmed he would not remain at Spurs ‘simply for the sake of it’.