Harry Kane to Manchester United: Club making 'discreet enquiries' for Tottenham striker... but Van Gaal says a striker is 'not a special item'

United seemingly have a lack of options up front

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Manchester United have made a 'discreet enquiry' for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, according to reports, even though Louis van Gaal has publicly stated that strengthening the position is not a priority.

Van Gaal has admitted he could add another centre-back, while there is still uncertainty in goal with David De Gea close to a move to Real Madrid.

The Daily Mirror report that the club have made a 'discreet enquiry' for the 22-year-old, who scored 31 goals last season for Spurs.

United have seen both Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao leave this summer, with Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez - who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid - and James Wilson the only strikers in the squad.

Van Gaal has also suggested that Memphis Depay could play up front but the options look thin.

However, the Dutch coach said that signing a striker was "not a special objective" when asked about Kane following the 1-0 win over Spurs.

"No, that is not a special item for me - it is more in the media they are discussing about a striker," Van Gaal told reporters.

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Michael Carrick was one of many players to come through the West Ham academy


"The striker is Wayne Rooney and we also have [Javier] Hernandez, [Adnan] Januzaj and [James] Wilson. It is not a special objective for me.

"But when we can buy another striker who has a lot of qualities, more than our players, then we buy. But we have always done that.

"I said it before but they [the media] are not writing it. I have said it before, we have Rooney. You [the media] said he has to play in a striker’s position."

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