Manchester United Transfer News: Harry Kane On Louis Van Gaal’s Shortlist?

With the clock running down to complete the last set of summer transfers, Manchester United is still frantically searching for a quality striker play alongside captain Wayne Rooney. It is reported that Manchester United have signaled their interest in Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.

Fresh off facing Kane, Manchester United is impressed by the Englishman’s ability and scoring record of last season. Although he failed to net against United on Saturday, Harry Kane was a constant danger with his pressing and play-making attributes.

during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 8, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Manchester United have yet to launch an official bid for Harry Kane, and it remains to be seen if such a bid would be accepted considering Tottenham is running low on quality strikers at the moment. Yet the consensus around Old Trafford is that a bid in the region of £45 million should be enough to entice the London club.

In the past, Manchester United has bought strikers from Tottenham Hotspurs with varying degrees of success. Dimitri Berbatov and Teddy Sheringham are notable strikers that have made the move to Manchester United with the pair going on to become the top goalscorer at the Old Trafford club. However, both were deemed surplus to requirements in the latter years of their career.

Manchester United transfer activity could set to become a lot busier in the coming days and weeks. Mexico’s Javier Hernandez could be leaving Old Trafford for West Ham United, allowing space for Harry Kane to be brought in. The move would leave United with only one senior striker at the club, captain Wayne Rooney.

Despite that the David De Gea transfer saga has become the main narrative of the season spawning other rumors as well. Manchester United’s manager Louis Van Gaal has had to withdraw De Gea from the match-day squad citing that the goalkeeper was distracted.

Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero made his debut at the club collecting in a clean sheet in doing so. With the De Gea transfer saga becoming more complicated by the day, the Argentine is odds on to start on Friday against Aston Villa.

Will Manchester United sign Tottenham’s Harry Kane in this summer transfer market?

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