Transfer Talk: United in a Harry to land top target Kane
Manchester United have made Harry Kane their No1 transfer target as they search for an elite centre forward this summer.
Kane — along with midfielders Declan Rice and Mason Mount — are the type of characters that manager Erik ten Hag wants in the dressing room, report Sky Sports.
The 29-year-old has enjoyed a fine season on a personal level, scoring 28 league goals for a Tottenham side that may not even finish in the European qualification positions.
Only Erling Haaland has netted more often than the England captain, who has reportedly been keen on a move away from Spurs in the past.
Kane has 12 months left on the six-year contract he signed with Tottenham in 2018, meaning that should he stay in North London for one more season he could pick and choose his next club for himself.
The Premier League's all-time second-top goalscorer turns 30 this summer, however, so time is running out if he is to enjoy more of his peak years elsewhere.
Ten Hag's side are keen on a new striker, with Anthony Martial potentially leaving the club and loanee Wout Weghorst set to return to Burnley.
No United player has scored 20 goals in a single league campaign since Robin van Persie in 2013, while Kane has achieved that feat in six of his last nine seasons.
In other news
James Maddison and Kieran Tierney top Newcastle's list of summer transfer targets, according to i sport.
The Sun report that Eddie Howe's side could also enter a battle with West Ham to sign Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek.
Chelsea and Liverpool are monitoring Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, say The Times.