Manchester United is preparing to make a £40 million bid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane after being told by Real Madrid that they will not be selling Gareth Bale.
Manager Louis van Gaal has now made Spurs 31-goal striker his top summer target and is ready to test the resolve of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy by making a massive bid for the 21-year-old.
Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward is aware that the club needs to make a marquee signing this summer and appears to be all aboard when it comes to the young England international.
For his part local lad Kane has expressed no desire to leave White Hart Lane after having just signed a new five year contract , but could change his mind with an increase in salary and the chance to play Champions League football at Old Trafford.
This move for Kane surely signals the end of Robin van Persie’s time with the northwest club, with the Red Devils looking to offload the Dutchman for whatever they can get just to get his £265,000 per-week salary off the books.
It will not be easy for United to land Kane and while £40 million is a large amount to pay, it might take £50 million before Spurs start to buckle.