Mourinho Urging Man Utd To Launch £100m Move To Sign Tottenham Star
Jose Mourinho is urging Man Utd chiefs to forget about Cristiano Ronaldo and focus on pulling off a sensational £100m swoop for Tottenham striker Harry Kane
Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are linked with Harry Kane…
Jose Mourinho is urging Manchester United chiefs to forget about Cristiano Ronaldo and focus on pulling off a sensational £100m swoop for Tottenham striker Harry Kane instead, according to the Mirror.
Mourinho is expected to strengthen his attacking options this summer after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic while Wayne Rooney is also being tipped to leave Old Trafford over the coming weeks.
United were linked with a stunning move for Ronaldo after reports emerged suggesting the 32-year-old Portuguese superstar wanted to leave Real Madrid after being accused of tax evasion in Spain.
However, the Mirror claim that Mourinho is urging chief executive Ed Woodward to ignore Ronaldo and focus on trying to secure a world record move to take Spurs star Kane to Old Trafford.
The newspaper says Mourinho has made it clear he wants to land Kane at all costs and has asked United bosses to make Tottenham an offer they simply can’t refuse.
Spurs will no doubt do all they can to hold on to the England international and chairman Daniel Levy is renowned for being a tough negotiator but the Mirror suggest United could test his resolve with a £100m offer.
The report indicates that Mourinho is wanting to pair Kane with Alvaro Morata as the Red Devils try to thrash out a £60m deal to sign the Spaniard from Real Madrid, but Kane would be the main man if he did move to Old Trafford.
Kane has become one of the best strikers in European football since breaking in to the Tottenham first team set-up in 2013 having progressed through the youth ranks at White Hart Lane.
Despite spending time on the sidelines, the 23-year-old still managed to score 35 goals in all competitions last season so if he does move to Old Trafford he’d certainly provide a much-needed threat to a United side that only registered 54 goals in the league last year.
However, I think even £100m may not be enough to persuade Tottenham to cash-in as Kane is under a long-term contract and he’s a key player in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting eleven so United’s attempt to lure him away are likely to end in failure.
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