Transfer Talk: Kane to snub United for Spurs stay if Ten Hag lands job
Manchester United's pursuit of Harry Kane will reportedly fail if Erik ten Hag is unveiled as the next manager at Old Trafford.
The Ajax chief is expected to take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season after the club spent months searching for the right man.
And according to the Mirror, summer target Kane has decided to stay at Tottenham thanks to his former manager Mauricio Pochettino failing to land the job.
Spurs have taken pole position in the top-four race thanks to six wins in their last seven league outings while United's form has crumbled to see them staring at another season out of the Champions League.
United reportedly would have had a strong chance of landing Kane, 28, if they were playing in Europe's elite competition under Pochettino, who the striker enjoys a strong relationship with.
But Tottenham's chances of keeping their talisman are growing stronger by the day thanks to Antonio Conte inspiring a reverse in fortunes on the field and Manchester City turning their attention to Erling Haaland.
England skipper Kane has looked back to his best in recent weeks and is just 23 goals shy of the club's all-time scoring record, held by Spurs and Three Lions icon Jimmy Greaves.
United will hope to announce their new manager shortly as they enter a vital transfer window looking to rebuild an unbalanced squad.
In other news
The Sun claim United and Arsenal will compete to sign £20million-rated Norwich right-back Max Aarons this summer.
Barcelona director of football Mateu Alemany insists the club have not agreed a deal to sign Robert Lewandowski.
Amid reports the Pole was set to move to the Camp Nou at the end of the season, Alemany said: "It isn't true. If we wanted him, the first thing we would do would be to talk to his club."
Newcastle are desperate to sign a centre-back and will turn their attentions to Sevilla star Diego Carlos if top target Sven Botman ends up joining AC Milan, claim the Chronicle.
But Toon chiefs will reportedly not get into a bidding war and have several other targets on their radar if the Spaniards demand too much.