Manchester United launch Harry Kane bid as Daniel Levy sets asking price

Manchester United have started work on prising Harry Kane away from Tottenham.

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The England captain will have a year remaining on his deal at the end of the season and Tottenham are pessimistic over their chances of keeping the striker beyond 2024.

Should Kane intimate he will not sign a new deal, Daniel Levy will reluctantly listen to offers for the striker and his preference would be to sell abroad.

However, Kane wants to remain in England as he has his eyes on breaking Alan Shearer’s Premier League record.

Manchester United are Kane’s only viable destination, given Manchester City signed Erling Haaland last summer and he would not consider a move to a London rival.

United vowed not to work with Levy again following a move for Dimitar Berbatov in 2008, though they attempted to sign Gareth Bale in 2013 only to be used to up Real Madrid’s then-world record offer.

Erik ten Hag is therefore wary of going all-out for Kane as United will move on from the England skipper if Spurs drag their heels.

The Telegraph therefore say United have started the process of discovering the lay of the land, and what it will take to prise Kane away from north London.

Levy will demand in excess of £100m to sell to a Premier League rival and even in those circumstances, it’s not certain he will do so.

Spurs could keep Kane and let him run down his contract, in the hope that he chances his mind and ends up signing a new deal.

It’s a conundrum for Levy, who is facing more pressure than he’s ever faced as Spurs chairman given the club’s recent results and lack of direction.

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