Manchester United are said to be contemplating an incredibly ambitious deal for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
The Times reports that the Red Devils have Kane near the top of his list of potential forward signings this summer and have penciled in a potential £40 million move.
This is just one part of a planned £300m revamp of the United squad to further boost their ability to challenge at the very top once again after a season of revitalisation under Louis van Gaal
It would certainly be an incredibly difficult transfer to pull off, not least because Kane only recently signed a five-and-a-half-year contract at White Hart Lane and is considered integral by the Spurs hierarchy to their future plans – the Times goes so far to say they are ‘vehemently opposed to selling’ him.
Kane was voted the Young Player of the Year in April after his revelatory season for Tottenham which saw him score 30 goals whilst also netting on his England debut at Wembley.
Louis van Gaal is very eager to invest funds in his attack this summer after a season that has seen just 27 goals from a strike force of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Radamel Falcao and youngster James Wilson.
With Falcao expected to return to Monaco and Robin van Persie seemingly no longer trusted to start – and with just over a year left on his current deal – it makes sense that United would chase Kane despite only just signing winger Memphis Depay from PSV for £25m last week.