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Manchester United make first moves in Harry Kane bid

Manchester United have begun pursuing the possibility of signing Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane this summer, according to The Telegraph.

Kane is in the midst of his ninth world-class season at Tottenham. He is currently the second-highest scorer in Europe’s top five leagues with 24 goals, behind only Norwegian sensation Erling Braut Haaland.

He has broken two major records this term, becoming Spurs’ and England’s all-time top scorer. His winning goal against Manchester City in February sealed the former accolade, while the latter was broken with a penalty against Italy in March.

Despite this, he is yet to win a major trophy in his career. And, at 29 years of age, many people feel like it is the right time for the Three Lions captain to move on from north London in search of major honours.

Man United are one of the clubs most closely linked with a move for the striker. The Telegraph reports that the Red Devils have made their first moves towards a possible summer swoop.

Kane has just over a year remaining on his contract. And, with Tottenham currently enduring a difficult spell, it is unclear whether he will renew. As a result, he may be offloaded while he still has value in the market.

However, Lilywhites owner Daniel Levy is notoriously firm in transfer negotiations. The report states that Levy is expected to demand a nine-figure sum from English clubs for his star man. Meanwhile, overseas clubs will likely be met with an £80 million asking price.

Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have both been touted with an interest in Kane. Despite this, the three-time Premier League Golden Boot winner reportedly wants to stay in England, as he chases the league’s all-time goal record.

Man United are known to be in the hunt for a new striker in the upcoming transfer window, especially following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in November.

Anthony Martial has been injury-prone and inconsistent, while Wout Weghorst has failed to meet the standards required during his loan spell.

Kane is the number one target, but the club recognises that a deal will be difficult to complete.

Victor Osimhen, Randal Kolo Muani and Goncalo Ramos are also on their radar as potential alternatives if they fail to reach an agreement with Tottenham.