Harry Kane is set to snub interest from Manchester United this summer after look set to appoint Ajax’s Erik ten Hag ahead of Mauricio Pochettino, according to The Mirror.
The report claims that Kane has been identified as United’s top transfer target by their incoming head coach with the Old Trafford outfit having been interested for a number of months.
If United had opted for Pochettino, there was an expectation that Kane may have had his head turned and considered a move to United even if they miss out on Champions League football.
Kane rose to prominence under the management of Pochettino during their time together at Tottenham, with the pair still said to be close.
It is said that Kane will now likely remain at Tottenham and weigh up his future after the summer.
The 28-year-old is reported to be happy in north London and is enjoying working under Antonio Conte while is also focused on becoming the club’s all-time record goalscorer.
Manchester City were heavily linked with a move for the England captain last summer, with Pep Guardiola even admitting that he was keen to sign the forward but come up against a defiant Daniel Levy who was not prepared to enter into negotiations (Manchester Evening News).
According to Fabrizio Romano, City are instead focusing their attention on Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland, with Guardiola determined to sign the Norwegian forward ‘at all costs’.
This can only be seen as good news for Tottenham if Kane is prepared to close the door on Manchester United and City are instead hell-bent on signing Haaland. Considering Kane is focused on breaking Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record, it does not leave any realistic option elsewhere in England for Kane to move to.
Hopefully, the club can secure Champions League football and get Kane to sign a new long-term deal.
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