Football Insider have revealed that Manchester United have identified Atalanta star Rasmus Hojlund as a target amidst fears that they might not be able to sign Harry Kane.
However, over the last few days, various sources have talked up the chances of the striker remaining in North London next season.
This includes David Ornstein who told Sky Sports on Monday that Daniel Levy could refuse to sell Kane this summer even if the striker does not sign a contract extension, with the journalist adding that the 29-year-old is not expected to agitate for a move this summer.
Meanwhile, 90 min revealed on Wednesday that feeling among many European clubs is that Tottenham will not sell Kane this summer, with Levy said to be unwilling to listen to any offers for the Spurs talisman.
If Football Insider’s latest update is to be believed, United are already drawing up contingency plans in the event that the England captain proves to be out of their reach.
The report adds that while the Red Devils hierarchy still view Kane as their top target, they are now ‘ready to move’ for Hojlund should they fail in their pursuit of the Tottenham man.
Spurs Web Opinion
If it is true that United are looking to bring in a striker in fairly early in the window, that pretty much rules out Kane as a target as Daniel Levy is certainly not going to make the negotiations straightforward even if he is willing to listen to offers for Kane.
As things stand, the most likely scenario seems to be that the striker will remain at Tottenham without signing a contract extension in the summer, thus keeping his options open heading into next season.
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