Transfer Talk: Manchester United top priority to sign Tottenham’s Harry Kane

The transfer window may be closing around Europe, but teams are looking ahead to the summer and there is plenty of gossip swirling. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest discussion on rumours, comings and goings and of course the deals done!

Top story: Man Utd make Kane top priority

harry kane He has been identified as Manchester United’s primary striker option in the summer by club manager Erik ten Haag, according to the Manchester Evening News on Friday.

The 29-year-old’s future at Tottenham Hotspur remains uncertain, with the north London club going without silverware for a 15th consecutive season.

Kane is also coming into the final year of his contract at the club, meaning Spurs could be forced to capitalize on a potential transfer of their talisman this summer.

Old Trafford is perhaps the most obvious destination for Kane next season, with Ten Haag reportedly keen to sign a high-profile striker in the summer, with the potential guarantee of Champions League football – something Spurs cannot currently promise. Can.

Together Anthony Marshall Expected to leave United ahead of next season, there is a consensus around the club that a striker should be the priority in the upcoming transfer window.

This is not the first time Kane has been linked with a Manchester club. In 2021, Manchester City are believed to have set Kane as a target, although Spurs are under less financial pressure to let Kane go, he still has three years left on his deal, and block the move done.

Bayern Munich have also been named as a possible destination, with the Bundesliga club believed to be in the market for a striker, although it is unclear whether Kane is keen to move abroad. Bayern were strongly linked with a move for Tottenham’s record goal scorer last summer, although a move never materialised.

paper gossip

– Newcastle United keen to expand bruno guimaraesContract at the club until 2028, following interest from Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid acrem konur, The Brazilian midfielder sees his current deal at St James’ Park expire in 2026, but a better deal could discourage interest from elsewhere. The 25-year-old has scored four goals and three assists for Eddie Howe’s side this season, helping the Magpies finish in the top four.

– Manchester United are in pole position to sign frankie de jongBarcelona are willing to let go of the midfielder in order to balance the books, reports Football Insider. The Red Devils have long been admirers of the 25-year-old and tried to sign De Jong last summer. Reports suggest the Catalan club will demand £70million for the Netherlands international to leave the Camp Nou, which United are prepared to meet provided they have the funds available.

– Chelsea are monitoring the defenders’ position Aymeric Laporte And jose gimenezAccording to Rudy Galetti, Laporte has struggled for consistent playing time at Manchester City this season, making just seven appearances in the Premier League, while Gimenez has also lost his place in the starting XI at Atletico Madrid. Both players see their contracts expire at their respective clubs in 2025, which could make City and Atleti keen to move them this summer while they can still demand a higher fee.

– Barcelona are interested in signing joao cancelo On loan in the summer, Bayern Munich is unlikely to activate a permanent transfer option, according to Sport. Following a fall-out with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, it looks unlikely the wing-back will remain Premier League champions following the conclusion of his loan spell at Bayern. The report says Barcelona are hopeful they can sign the 28-year-old on a loan deal in the summer, representing a financially astute deal for the cash-strapped Catalan giants.

– Real Madrid still keen on signing kilian mbappe, but are willing to wait until 2024 to sign the Frenchman on a free transfer, according to AS. Reports suggest that this is unlikely to happen los blancos Will attempt to sign the 24-year-old in the summer, with Paris Saint-Germain expected to demand due to the hefty transfer fee. Instead, Real Madrid are prepared to wait, due to a clause in Mbappe’s contract that allows him to leave the club for free in 2024.

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