Manchester United Unlikely To Move For Kane

Manchester United have accepted that they will not have the budget to move for Harry Kane this summer.

The Tottenham striker has been linked with a transfer to Old Trafford in recent months, after making it clear he will not stay at Spurs “for the sake of it”.

Although Kane loves playing for the London club, he is yet to win a trophy, and with Spurs out of all cup competitions this season, he will not be adding silverware to his cabinet in the near future.

But with the player contracted to the club until 2024, it would take offers in the region of £150 million to prise him away from Spurs, which looks out of United’s range at the current time.

United’s finances have been hit by the global coronavirus pandemic. A best-case scenario will see football return in mid-June, with October being a likely worst-case scenario. If the season resumes behind closed doors, it will mean millions of pounds of matchday revenue being lost. If no games are played, the hit to finances will be far more substantial, with the loss of broadcast revenue.

The lack of clarity on budgets means it is hard to plan ahead and a move for Kane may have to wait until the summer of 2021 at the earliest.

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