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$182m bid as Spurs plan for life after Kane; FOUR teams circle axed Man Utd star: Rumour Mill

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All the talk in the Premier League world at the moment surrounds the future of Harry Kane, who has reportedly told Tottenham wants to leave at the end of the year.

Premier League champions Manchester City, Manchester United and Champions League finalists Chelsea have all been mooted as likely suitors for Kane, who has scored 32 goals in all competitions this term.

Paris Saint-Germain, managed by Kane’s former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, and Spanish giants Real Madrid have also been linked with the striker.

Where will Harry Kane end up? (Photo by NEIL HALL / POOL / AFP)
Where will Harry Kane end up? (Photo by NEIL HALL / POOL / AFP)Source: AFP

The Mirror reports that Kane has set his sights on a £100m-plus ($A182m) move to Manchester City based on the belief they would present the best opportunity to win trophies.

The report adds Tottenham would be “hugely reluctant” to sell Kane to London rivals Chelsea.

Kane, a product of the club’s youth academy, has scored 220 goals in 334 total appearances for Tottenham, establishing himself as one of the world’s best forwards.

But he sparked speculation about a potential move earlier this season when he said it was “hard” to talk about his future.

He has regularly spoken about his desire to win trophies, but is yet to land one with Tottenham, who are without major silverware since the 2008 League Cup.

During Kane’s time in Spurs’ first team, they have lost in the 2019 Champions League final against Liverpool and been beaten in two League Cup finals, including this season’s against Manchester City.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has told the club he wants to leave at the end of the season, according to reports. (Photo by MATTHEW CHILDS / POOL / AFP)
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has told the club he wants to leave at the end of the season, according to reports. (Photo by MATTHEW CHILDS / POOL / AFP)Source: AFP

Caretaker manager Ryan Mason was adamant at his press conference on the eve of their penultimate league game with Aston Villa that the topic had not been raised by Kane.

“No, not that I’m aware of,” said Mason when questioned whether Kane has asked to leave.

“All of my conversations with Harry have been about the game. All these conversations, I am not so sure. I don’t know.”

The Daily Mail though reports that there has been acceptance within Tottenham for some time now that Kane would leave and that in February they made inquiries about Erling Haaland.

His £350,000 a week price tag was a turn off though.

City’s Gabriel Jesus and United’s Anthony Martial have both been put forward as options for Tottenham if either Manchester club snares Kane, per the Mail report.

AXED STAR’S PLACE AT RED DEVILS UNCLEAR

Meanwhile, Dean Henderson’s future at the club remains clouded after he was left on the bench against Fulham.

Henderson has been firm he will only stay put at Old Trafford if he is the first-choice keeper.

His axing for the Fulham clash though has only sparked further discussion on where Henderson could end up with Sky Sports News reporting four teams – Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea and AC Milan.

It is reported that United are yet to make a final call on Henderson’s future at the club but will open discussions in the next two weeks.

It is unlikely though that De Gea and Henderson will both be at United next season.

Dean Henderson’s future is unclear. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Dean Henderson’s future is unclear. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

Solskjaer though played down the call pre-game, adding the keeper’s jersey will be “up for grabs” for the Europa League final.

“It was David’s turn to play now,” he said.

“Of course, he’s played in Europe, Dean has played most of the league games, so for me to have two keepers ready for the final is important.

“It’s up for grabs [Europa League final place], of course it is, I will make up my mind after these two league games.”

UNITED WON’T RULE OUT KEY SIGNING

In other news at United, they could still be on the lookout for a striker in the summer despite signing Edinson Cavani.

Cavani stunned with a 40-yard goal in United’s 1-all draw with Fulham and recently committed to another year with the Red Devils.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer though said that does not mean United won’t sign a forward in the summer window.

“We’re looking to strengthen the squad of course, said Solskjaer.

“There are many, many, many things you have to consider when you put a squad together.

“I’m not saying that if Eddie [Cavani] stays that means someone else in a forward position won’t come in.”

United are reportedly one of the clubs interested in Kane although it will take a look to secure his signature.

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