Manchester United transfer news: Club keeping close tabs on Harry Kane's Tottenham contract negotiations

Kane's current deal is set to expire in 2020

Jack Austin@jackaustin_1
Saturday 19 November 2016 11:11
Kane returned after seven weeks out injured against Arsenal
Kane returned after seven weeks out injured against Arsenal

Manchester United are keeping an eye on the ongoing contract situation between Tottenham and Harry Kane.

Kane out negotiations on hold until the end of the season this week after the player and club failed to agree an improved deal, with the two parties seemingly very far apart.

The 23-year-old wants a contract at least as well paid as the £100,000-a-week one England colleague Jamie Vardy signed in the summer with Leicester City.

However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is growing increasingly frustrated with Kane’s representatives, according to The Sun, as he refuses to break his strict wage structure.

Tottenham have a policy not to pay any player a six-figure weekly salary which Levy is adamant he will stick to, especially given the new stadium that is currently being built adjacent to White Hart Lane.

United have been keeping tabs on Kane’s development over the last two seasons but now they are monitoring the situation even closer, with Jose Mourinho wanting to line up a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who only signed a one-year deal with the club, with the option of a second in the summer.

Spurs are in no rush to sell last season’s Golden Boot winner, with Kane’s current contract not set to expire until 2020.

Hugo Lloris is another key Tottenham player to postpone his contract negotiations until the summer after receiving the same response as Kane after trying to negotiate a £100,000-a-week contract.

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