Transfer Talk: United to capitalise on Spurs pain and nab Kane
Manchester United reportedly believe they can prise Harry Kane away from Tottenham if Antonio Conte's side miss out on Champions League football.
The Red Devils are in the market for a star No9 and the prolific England skipper, 30, is high on their wish list.
Spurs are desperate not to sell but The Sun report that United expect the North Londoners to budge on their £100million asking price if they do not finish in the top four.
Kane is out of contract at the end of next season and Tottenham would risk losing their talisman for nothing should they let him enter the final 12 months of his deal.
Conte's side currently sit in the final Champions League spot but are coming under pressure from Liverpool, who hammered United 7-0 to continue their recent revival on Sunday.
That Anfield humiliation has highlighted the need for improvement at Old Trafford and spending is expected — especially if the Glazer family decide to sell the club.
Kane has 18 league goals this season — the ninth campaign in a row he has hit double figures in the top flight — and would offer a superstar option alongside Marcus Rashford, who is in the form of his life.
He was strongly tipped to move to Manchester City last summer and may see this as his final chance to make a career-defining move as he looks to break his trophy duck.
Napoli sensation Victor Osimhen is another United target but there will be a queue of clubs fighting for the 24-year-old's signature.
In other news
Newcastle are keen on swooping for Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney, 25, in a move which could rise above £30m, according to The Telegraph.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano says Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are all interested in Croatia centre-back Josko Gvardiol, 21.
Tottenham are considering a bid for 28-year-old Southampton playmaker James Ward-Prowse, report Football Insider.