Manchester United have not given up hope of signing Harry Kane from Tottenham as the club look to continue their ambitious recruitment drive.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are set to finalise the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid in the coming days, having already completed a £72.9m deal for long-term target Jadon Sancho.
United remain interested in signing a right-back and central midfielder before the end of the transfer window, before signing a new centre-forward next summer with Kane and Erling Haaland the club’s leading targets.
According to the Star, the Red Devils have not given up hope of signing Kane next summer, provided the England captain does not force through a move to Manchester City in the current window.
The Premier League champions saw a £100m bid rejected for Kane earlier in the window, with Spurs reluctant to lose the 28-year-old who has three years remaining on his current contract.
Kane has informed Spurs of his desire to leave the club this summer in search of major silverware, though the north Londoners are seeking a record-breaking fee for a player who has scored 221 goals in 336 appearances since coming through the academy ranks.
City’s inability to find a breakthrough has led the club to turn their focus towards alternative targets and Jack Grealish with a £100m bid having also been submitted for the Aston Villa captain.
According to the MEN, City could end their interest in signing Kane should a deal for Grealish be secured – potentially allowing United back into the race next summer – unless the club can raise significant funds through player sales.