Man United contact Spurs with £40m Harry Kane offer

The Sun on Sunday have reported that Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane by contacting the club directly to launch a £40m move.

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Back in June, the Daily Mirror ran an almost identical story on their back page, claiming that United were due to launch a first £40m bid for the England international.

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However, it now seems the Red Devils are serious about bringing him to Old Trafford after he enjoyed a fairytale start to his career at White Heart Lane.

Kane was the Premier League’s second highest goalscorer behind Sergio Aguero last season with 21 goals (31 in all competitions) and even managed to cap off his international debut with a goal.

United are thought to be searching for new options to add to their front line this summer. With Radamel Falcao now at Chelsea, and Robin van Persie likely to join Fenerbahce, that leaves Louis van Gaal with just Wayne Rooney and the injured Javier Hernandez at his disposal.

However, whether Tottenham will want to part with Kane, despite the big fee, remains to be seen. Spurs largely squandered the money they received from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale in 2013, and may want to decide to hang onto their star player this time around.

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