Man Utd given major boost in Kane pursuit as ‘Real Madrid cool interest’

first_imgTOTTENHAM’S hopes of starting a bidding war for Harry Kane have been dealt a massive blow after Real Madrid pulled out, according to reports.The Spanish giants are reviewing their transfer plans after coronavirus ripped into their budgets, like so many other clubs around the world.3 Harry Kane has suggested he could leave Tottenham if they do not challenge for major trophiesCredit: PA:Press AssociationManchester United could be given a simpler task of signing the England striker, 26, who last week stunned Spurs fans by suggesting he could leave the club for others with more ambition to win trophies.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsAccording to the Mail, Tottenham could suffer a heavy financial burden when the season resumes because of outstanding payments on their new £1billion stadium, which opened a year ago.And if Kane does force through a departure, it would rock the club to the core, given he came through the youth ranks and several loan spells to become one of the most sought-after goalscorers in world football.The North London club have sold twice to Real in recent years, with Luka Modric heading to the Spanish capital in 2012 for £30million, before Gareth Bale followed for a then world record £85m.United were interested in both players at the time, but after the ill-feeling surrounding the departure of Dimitar Berbatov’s switch in 2009, chairman Daniel Levy was determined not to sell to Old Trafford again.The 13-time European champions Real also have their eyes on a move for PSG star Kylian Mbappe, who Zinedine Zidane is keen to work with, as well as United midfielder Paul Pogba.Jose Mourinho’s side are eighth in the Premier League table before the coronavirus-enforced break in the season, seven points behind Chelsea in fourth and are out of the Champions League after a 4-0 aggregate defeat to RB Leipzig.I’ve always said if I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, then I’m not someone to just stay there for the sake of it.Harry KaneThey face a huge battle to save their season after it resumes, but would have been thankful they didn’t have to face United before the enforced break, considering they were beset with injuries and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were hitting a rich vein of form.Kane said in a social media chat last week: “It’s one of those things, I couldn’t say yes, I couldn’t say no. I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs.“But it’s one of those things – I’ve always said if I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, then I’m not someone to just stay there for the sake of it.“I’m an ambitious player, I want to improve, I want to get better, I want to become one of the top, top players.“It all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team. So it’s not a definite I’m going to stay there forever – but it’s not a no either.”It prompted Gary Neville to suggest that his hint was very much deliberate, posing as a warning shot across the boughs of the Spurs board if they think they can keep him without grand ambitions.And their initial decision to furlough staff on the UK government’s scheme, which Spurs have now reversed, will not have impressed him.Neville said: “He’s a clever lad, Harry Kane, he’s not somebody I think would get caught out if he didn’t want to say something, so the little opening of the door that he left in that Instagram piece had something in it.3MAN UTD NEWSLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingPicturedHOMER WINEngland and Dortmund star Sancho shows off new Simpsons and Sonic tattoosGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plans“I don’t think Harry Kane will have been that impressed with his club a couple of weeks ago with what they did.“He’s a good lad, a solid lad, I don’t think he’d have taken that particularly well and he was probably just poking them back.“In my mind, I think he’ll have been warning them to say just be careful, because I’m watching you and that’s not something we do.”3last_img

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