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Manchester United to target England striker this summer

If Manchester United fail in their oft-mentioned pursuit of Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, then they could turn their attention to Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane instead. That’s according to the Daily Star, who suggest that Jose Mourinho will switch attention to the England striker if Griezmann cannot be tempted to swap Madrid for Manchester this coming summer. The Frenchman has a price tag of £85m, which isn’t seen as an obstacle, but with apparent doubts about living in Manchester, and United’s place in next season’s Champions League far from guaranteed, the former Real Sociedad winger is said to be hesitant to make the move.

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Mourinho would then turn his attention to Spurs’ Kane, with United linked with a move for the striker several times over the last few years. This could prove an even more difficult deal to seal, however, with Kane’s strong bond with the club, coming up through its youth ranks and Spurs becoming something of a force in English football under Mauricio Pochettino making a move to United feel less likely.

Plus, there’s the very real possibility that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will extend his current contract and sign on for at least another year. Having bagged 26 goals already this season, United will surely push the Swede to sign on for another twelve months, which would make a move for Kane unnecessary. As such, it might be best to take such a report with a pinch of salt.

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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