Ed Woodward’s private view on Harry Kane emerges as Man Utd plot striker transfer

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Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reportedly been speaking ‘effusively’ about Harry Kane in private. Tottenham star Kane has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and rumours have begun to surface again in recent weeks.

United are in the market for a striker, with Edinson Cavani likely to leave the club at the end of his contract this summer.

Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland is on the club’s radar, though there is expected to be plenty of strong competition for the 20-year-old’s signature.

Kane is less sought after, though Manchester City and Barcelona reportedly have the England captain on their respective lists of targets.

The 27-year-old failed to commit his future to Spurs when speaking to reporters last week.

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Kane is the joint-top scorer in the Premier League this season with 17 strikes to his name.

And it appears Woodward is a big fan of the striker.

The Manchester Evening News say Woodward has given high praise of Kane when speaking about him in private.

However, the report also claims Spurs will not sell Kane to another Premier League team.

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It also suggests the relationship between Tottenham and United would make a deal even more difficult.

The two clubs have not always seen eye-to-eye over transfers, dating back to Sir Alex Ferguson’s time in charge of the Red Devils.

Kane is yet to win any team silverware in his career, with Spurs’ last trophy coming back in 2008.

Speaking last week, when asked if he would need to leave Tottenham to win major honours, Kane replied: “I think that’s a hard question to answer right now.

“It’s important that all my focus is on the two England games coming up now and the rest of the season with Spurs and then the Euros.

“To be thinking about speculation or rumours would be damaging in terms of my own performance.

“I always like to be focused on one goal and one job and that’s to finish strong with Spurs, win these qualifiers with England and hopefully go on and have a great Euros.

“Look, I try to stay out of that speculation as much as possible. I’m fully focused on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer and then we’ll see where we go from there.”

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