Harry Kane would prefer to join Manchester United than be part of a massive Tottenham rebuild under Jose Mourinho, according to reports.
Spurs chief Daniel Levy and boss Mourinho are hopeful they can keep the 26-year-old striker – but that appears to hinge on Champions League qualification. Mourinho would have just £50million to spend in the transfer window should they fail to make it into Europe’s top competition next season.
Goal claim Kane would be “disillusioned” to miss out on club football’s biggest prize. And they say sources close to Kane have made it known, should the North London side miss out, he would be keen on a move to Old Trafford.
It is said this could encourage Ed Woodward to make a mega-money move, probably this summer. Kane’s contract – signed in the summer of 2018 – runs until 2024, but the club are reported to be “facing a battle” to keep him.
It is understood that Kane would not currently consider signing renewed terms at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He wants to end his career with at least one major trophy having lost the Champions League final against Liverpool last year.
United signed Odion Ighalo on loan until the end of the season in the January window. But he is very much seen as just temporary cover, especially with Marcus Rashford out with a back injury. Likewise, Kane is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury and Mourinho has said he will take no chances on his fitness before the end of the season.
Goal add that the chances of Kane going to United would be boosted further if Mauricio Pochettino were to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are reported to maintain an interest in Kane too, who has 181 goals in 278 games for Spurs, including 136 in 201 in the Prem.
Despite being cautious on his recovery, Kane is back in on-field rehab and could return as soon as April in a double boost for England’s Euro 2020 hopesPhoto Credit: Getty