The Express claim that Harry Kane’s decision to delay on signing a new deal with Tottenham could be because Manchester United are preparing an approach for the England forward who has been one of the Premier League’s most in form players since he broke into the Spurs team three seasons ago.
It would certainly be an audacious move should Kane leave White Hart Lane for Old Trafford, but it seems that United would have to be able to match Tottenham’s offer of European football and make a massive financial bid if Daniel Levy is to be convinced to allow his star to leave.
After a 4-0 win over Feyenoord kept United’s hopes of remaining in the Europa League alive, Jose Mourinho spoke post match to praise Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s man of the match display, saying:
“The reception [from the fans] he deserved because he played very well. Always improving, improving, improving, improving until the moment he was really tired and I felt it was the right moment to take him off and to let him come off with a very good performance. It was important for his confidence and he will try to keep adapting and trying to replicate this kind of quality performance in the Premier League which is a competition with different difficulties.”
There were a number of milestones, with Wayne Rooney becoming the club’s top goalscorer in Europe with 39 strikes, Daley Blind making his 100th appearance for the club and Henrikh Mkhitaryan winning the man of the match award for a superb performance which could revitalise his Old Trafford career.
Jose Mourinho is believed to have made his priority clear for United’s January transfer business, with a central defender the sole objective. The Portuguese manager has reportedly identified four different targets; Southampton duo Virgil Van Dijk and Jose Fonte, Bayer Leverkusen’s Aleksander Dragovic and Benfica’s Victor Lindelof, say the Express.
Raphael Varane has made it clear to his former manager that he is not interested in the move as he is happy to remain in Madrid, and Mourinho is said to be happy to sideline a move for David Alaba until the summer to prioritise a central defender in January.
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