Man Utd give up hope of Kane move despite having cash to smash British record

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED could abandon their chase for Tottenham star Harry Kane in order to spend the money on an entire squad overhaul.And the prospect of having to deal with Spurs supremo Daniel Levy is also putting off United bigwigs from making a move.3 While Harry Kane interests Manchester United, a transfer could prove problematicCredit: The Mega AgencyKane is one of the hottest properties in world football and could cost as much as £150million to prise away from Tottenham.That would eclipse the British transfer record fee of £89m United paid Juventus to bring back Paul Pogba in 2016.His £200,000-a-week contract runs until the end of the 2023/24 season.And while United DO have the funds to buy the 26-year-old, The Athletic reports that “the money could be better spent elsewhere and more widely distributed, given the rebuild ongoing”.Kane would undoubtedly improve what manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has in the attacking third.Marcus Rashford is still on his learning curve, Anthony Martial is inconsistent and Odion Ighalo is seemingly a short-term fix.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsKane, who has been urged to stay at Spurs by football legend John Barnes, would bring instant goals. In 278 Tottenham games he has scored 181 goals, with 32 in 45 for England.But the prospect of negotiating with Levy to bring the Three Lions captain to Old Trafford is another stumbling block.The Athletic adds that United’s previous dealings with Levy over Dimitar Berbatov’s 2008 transfer “were enough for Ed Woodward and Matt Judge to pass on the opportunity to sign Christian Eriksen from them in January”.The United hierarchy viewed it as a “thankless task” to try and get Levy to sanction Eriksen moving to Old Trafford.Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic3The Danish midfielder, who was out of contract at the end of the season, ended up moving to Inter Milan for £16.9m.That means a move for Kane looks unlikely, with a source telling the Athletic that “United will be waiting for Kane to make noise or for whoever has bandied him about to put a bit more fuel on it”.But the striker is as professional as he is prolific, and any move from the player himself to rock the Spurs boat would raise eyebrows.3 Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has proved to be an astutue negotiatorCredit: PA:Press AssociationMost valuable players in world revealed with Lionel Messi down in EIGHTH as Kylian Mbappe leads list at £189mlast_img read more