Manchester United have been among the three Premier League clubs to be linked with a move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
With Kane signalling that he’d like to leave Spurs during the summer transfer window in search of trophies, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted at the time that a striker like Kane will always interest a top club like Manchester United if he’s available. Solskjaer made this statement despite the fact that Edinson Cavani only recently signed a contract extension at the time.
Kane is believed to be valued around £150m, but it seems Manchester United have now pulled out of the deal.
According to the Athletic, United are not willing to challenge their rivals for Kane’s signature for two reasons.
The publication claimed that the signing of Jadon Sancho which will cost the club £73m is a contributing factor as well as Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy who’s known to be a hard negotiator.
United have a difficult history with Levy, as Spurs chairman is notorious for being a hard negotiator. Levy demanded a then-club record fee of £30.75m for Dimitar Berbatov in 2009 and only allowed the Bulgarian to join United on deadline day after a summer of protracted talks.
It didn’t end there. Back in 2012, Levy played hard balls again in negotiations for Luka Modric, before letting him leave only to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Chelsea and Manchester City are still being linked with a move for Kane.