Jose Mourinho ready to break the bank for free-scoring Harry Kane: report

Jose Mourinho ready to break the bank for free-scoring Harry Kane: report

Manchester United have once more been connected to reports of signing Tottenham’s star striker Harry Kane despite securing Romelu Lukaku’s transfer last summer.

The Red Devils latest striker has been more than capable of leading the line so far for his team but it appears that Jose Mourinho has bigger plans.

The Portuguese tactician is hoping to lure in Kane to the club and partnering him up front with Lukaku which will surely blow opposition teams away.

Signing two of the Premier League’s usual top goal-scorers in just two seasons time would represent just how serious Mourinho is in dominating the division with United.

Kane represents a Football Manager type of signing but fans would surely be too tempted to refuse to welcome one of England’s brightest stars to Old Trafford.

According to The Sun, an Old Trafford source said: “The club had asked about Kane’s availability a few years back. They were told by Spurs there was no chance. Jose is a big fan and is very interested.

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic will move on next summer, more than likely, freeing up a load of cash they plan to use. The problem for United is the money could get to a ridiculous level. It’s going to be more than Kylian Mbappe.

“It’s money they can lay their hands on but it will be interesting to see what Levy’s stance on the whole thing will be.”

Tottenham are currently in the middle of moving stadiums and perhaps the cost of it all has finally caught up with them.

Their London rivals, Arsenal, suffered a similar fate with Arsene Wenger often blaming the club’s new stadium for their lack of transfers.

Spurs went through similar circumstances this summer with no real star signings made despite the clear need for squad depth.

There are also rumours that their current talent aren’t being paid as much as they feel they deserve in a career path that’s known to be notoriously short.

United’s cash may tempt Harry Kane away but what’s more likely to help the Englishman make the switch is the club’s real shot at silverware.

If Mourinho can pull off winning the Premier League and Tottenham fail to qualify for the Champions League then there’s a real possibility that Kane will wish to move meaning the Red Devils can swoop in for the kill.

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