Manchester United are ‘confident’ they can make a stunning move for Harry Kane – if Tottenham fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Speculation continues to surround Kane’s future at Tottenham, with the England captain unlikely to win a trophy with his club yet again this season.
The Sun have now reported that United are growing in confidence they can land Kane this summer, if they fail to obtain a top-four spot.
It’s said they feel that Spurs will lower their £100m asking price if Tottenham aren’t playing in Europe’s elite competition next season.
Spurs do currently sit in fourth place but will face fierce competition from Liverpool and Newcastle in the final months of the season.
They are also still in the Champions League but are not one of the favourites to win the competition and are 1-0 down going into the second-leg of their last-16 tie with AC Milan.
Kane’s contract at Tottenham is set to expire in the summer of 2024, and there are fears the club could lose their star striker for nothing if he doesn’t sign a new deal.
The 30-year-old, who is earning £200,000-per-week, could be easier to secure if Tottenham aren’t playing in the Champions League going into the final season of his deal.
When speaking about a potential new deal in January, Kane said: ‘There’s not been much talk.
‘I’m sure there will be conversations over the coming months but I’m just focused on this season and doing my best.
‘I know there are going to be rumours about my future but I’m focused on what I can do.’
That move didn’t happen and two years later, it seems unlikely Kane will have a major trophy to his name, unless Tottenham can turn things around against AC Milan and go on a great Champions League run.
Manchester United are in need of a new striker after failing to sign Cody Gakpo – who scored twice against them in Liverpool’s 7-0 win on Sunday – in January, and signed Wout Weghorst on loan from Burnley.
A new striker could give Ten Hag’s side more attacking options as they look to take the fight for the title next season.