Manchester United are refusing to be drawn into a bidding war for Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane.
According to the Manchester Evening News, sources close to the club have insisted they will not ‘play games’ with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Despite having just one year remaining on his contract, Levy is reportedly holding out for a whopping £100 million fee for Kane.
United football director John Murtough has switched his attention elsewhere, with Atlanta and Denmark star Rasmus Hojlund firmly in his sights.
Hojlund is a better fit for United than Kane
Mutrough has met with Atalanta officials with a view to getting a deal for Hojlund over the line.
While the 20-year-old is valued at £85m, Atalanta may be open to negotiating a more reasonable fee for the Danish striker.
United were believed to be preparing a £50m bid for Hojlund, which will probably not be enough to tempt Atalanta into selling.
However, it is not beyond the realms of possibility for the two clubs to find some common ground when factoring in future add-ons.
Hojlund has bagged ten goals and four assists in 34 appearances since joining Atalanta and is rated as one of the top forward prospects in Europe.
He is excellent with the ball at his feet and the type of player who would flourish under United manager Erik ten Hag.
A move for Hojlund rather than Kane makes far more sense, given the difference in their ages and future potential.
Kane celebrates his 30th birthday later this month, and spending £100m on him would be bad business in the long term.
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