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Manchester United confident of landing Harry Kane this summer

Manchester United have been linked with Tottenham star Harry Kane for a number of years but the Red Devils appear confident they can land the England striker this summer.

Much depends on whether Spurs qualify for the Champions League next season and, if the Lilywhites do miss out on Europe's elite competition, the 29-year-old goal machine could be set for a move to Old Trafford ahead of the new campaign.

Kane has made no secret of his ambition

A player who is on his way to being considered as one of the best the Premier League has witnessed, there has never been any doubting Kane's quality in recent years.

He has become Tottenham's all-time leading goalscorer this season and has netted no less than 201 Premier League goals - only Alan Shearer (260) and Wayne Rooney (208) have more.

The Spurs talisman has scored 18 times in the league this term and is 16/1 to finish as the competition’s Top Goalscorer for the 2022/23 campaign.

While Kane has reached scoring landmarks and has records in his sights, what he doesn't have is medals.

Kane's future in north London has been in doubt in the past but the player has remained loyal to the club in his desire to bring trophies to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

However, with the Three Lions star set to turn 30 in July, time is running out if Kane is to win some major silverware before he hangs up his boots.

Tottenham's only real chance of silverware this season comes in the Champions League but even then, they must overturn a one-goal deficit when they host AC Milan in the last-16 second leg on Wednesday night.

Spurs are currently 33/1 To Win Outright the Champions League this season, having previously lost to Liverpool in the final of the competition in 2019.

It looks like a long shot for Tottenham to claim the European crown this season and they are also fighting to maintain their place in the top four, with Liverpool hot on their heels.

Should Spurs miss out on Champions League football next season, the lure of a move to Manchester United will be even greater.

United's confidence growing in Kane capture

The Red Devils' admiration of Kane for a number of years has been well documented and the club look set to push for a deal this summer.

United have had a policy in recent years of bringing in older strikers, or players to try and fill the void up front rather than splash the cash on a world class forward.

The likes of Radamel Falcao, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo have all had spells at the club but none of those impressive names were long-term solutions up front.

While Kane is an experienced player, should United get him this summer, the forward would still be able to offer the Red Devils four or five years of potential service.

The introduction of Kane could take United to the next level required to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title.

Under manager Erik ten Hag the foundations appear to be in place for United to be a real title contender.

There were suggestions United could make the current campaign a three-horse race for the title with Arsenal and Manchester City. However, a 7-0 thrashing at Liverpool put any suggestion of that to rest for now.

United moved out to 40/1 in the Premier League Outright market with that defeat at Anfield but they still have ambitions to add to their EFL Cup success this season.

Challenging in the latter stages of the FA Cup and Europa League, this could still be an excellent season for United and one that Kane is likely to be keeping tabs on.

Being part of a club competing for domestic and European success is what Kane has been craving and with Ten Hag at the helm, that does look to be on offer at Old Trafford going forward over the coming years.

Kane is currently thought to be valued at £100million, but should Spurs miss out on the Champions League then United expect that price to drop.

It would put Tottenham in a difficult position and perhaps this summer will be the one when Kane switches the Lilywhites for the Red Devils in his search for those elusive winners' medals.

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