The Sun has revealed that Manchester United are likely to call off their chase for Harry Kane this summer after Edinson Cavani signed a one-year contract extension with the club.
One of the clubs who were expected to make a bid for the England captain was Manchester United, with some sources suggesting that the Red Devils could even offer multiple players to Spurs in a potential swap deal for the 27-year-old.
However, The Sun now report that, while Kane is keen to leave Spurs, the North London club have made it clear that they will not sell their talisman to a Premier League rival.
The report suggests that United decided to offer Cavani a contract extension after they realised that it will be ‘increasingly difficult’ to sign the Tottenham star.
It is asserted that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have thus put their hunt for a new number 9 on hold for another 12 months.
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I do not see Kane leaving this summer but it is next summer that I am worried about. If the striker does not sign a new deal with Spurs, he will have just two years left to run on his contract in a years’ time.
That would leave the Tottenham hierarchy with little choice but to sell the striker if they wish to get decent value for him in the market. So, I expect the likes of United to launch a bid for the England captain next summer.