Manchester United ‘favourites’ to sign Spur star Harry Kane

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  • Post published:March 1, 2022

Manchester United are now the favourites to sign Harry Kane, with Manchester City more interested in Erling Haaland.

That’s according to reports that suggest the two northwestern rivals have switched targets to bolster their respective frontlines, after consistent links with the opposite players over the past couple of years.

City were involved in a drawn-out transfer saga last summer involving England captain Kane, with Tottenham said to be demanding far too much money for their talisman following his “gentleman’s agreement” with Daniel Levy. United, however, have kept tabs on Haaland since his Molde days – and both Ralf Rangnick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have connections to the Scandinavian superstar.

But now according to BILD, City have turned their attentions away from Kane, leaving the Red Devils with a free run to sign the striker. It’s thought that the 28-year-old is still open to leaving Tottenham – and United may well be willing to make a more convincing offer than their rivals did.

Haaland, meanwhile, will be trickier to snare. At 21 years old, the Leeds-born finisher is coveted by the elite sides of European football and still said to be torn between the likes of Real Madrid, PSG, Barcelona and a handful of Premier League teams – including United.

And, according to BILD (via Sport Witness), the Citizens can give Haaland “exactly what he wants” as the Premier League champions “want to get” the 21-year-old in the summer transfer window.

City did not replace Sergio Aguero last summer and sold Ferran Torres – who was operating as a No 9 earlier this season – to Barcelona in January.

They did sign Julian Alvarez from River Plate last month, but loaned the young Argentinian back to Los Millonarios as part of the deal.

The German outlet claims that City can “easily pay” Haaland’s buyout clause and that the striker is “top of their list”.

Furthermore, a “title guarantee” is “exactly what he wants”, which is why City can fulfil all the Norwegian’s demands.