Man Utd ‘set to lodge opening Harry Kane transfer offer this week’ in dramatic twist

Manchester United could launch an opening bid for Tottenham star Harry Kane as early as this week, according to reports.

Many have claimed the Red Devils have cooled interest in the England international after tying Edinson Cavani down to a new contract. But that doesn’t appear to be the case.

Manchester United recently secured Cavani for another 12 months.

The Uruguay international had been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with Boca Juniors showing transfer interest.

But United managed to convince the 34-year-old into extending his stay with the club, having seen him score 15 goals across all competitions.

In the aftermath, it’s been claimed the club have shelved interest in a new centre-forward.

Both Kane and Erling Haaland have been linked but, since then, talk of the Red Devils moving for either of the pair has died down.

Yet Tribal Football say United WILL still bid for Kane.

And it’s said an offer for the Tottenham star could be lodged as early as this week – and is poised to be in the region of £90million.

If Spurs were to accept that, then it would make Kane the costliest signing in United’s history.

It would be £1m more than the £89m they spent on Paul Pogba back in the summer transfer window of 2016, with the France international touching down from Juventus that year.

However, the report does say that United expect Daniel Levy to turn them down.

While that’s the case, though, it’s all part of the plan.

United have got wind that Kane is unsettled at Tottenham, particularly after a wretched season that will once again end without a trophy in sight.

And, by making their move, they’re hopeful it will spark the striker into pushing for a move away from north London.

United know Cavani can’t play every week given his age, with the South American entering the twilight years of his career.

And, in Kane, they may be about to sign the perfect upgrade.

It’s said the Glazers know they owe United fans after the recent European Super League debacle, especially with protests over their ownership ongoing.

Yet he’s not the only player on the Red Devils’ radar.

Jadon Sancho is back in their sights, with the Borussia Dortmund star scoring 14 goals and clocking up 18 assists across all competitions this year.

And so too is Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, who Sir Alex Ferguson tried to snap up back in the summer of 2011.

Speaking recently, United legend Gary Neville claimed the club’s pursuit of Kane would now be ended due to Cavani extending his English adventure.

He told Sky Sports: “I think if you look at the policy over the last couple of years at Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, I don’t think they will sign another striker.

“I haven’t got the contacts on the inside I used to have so that’s my assumption because they’ve been desperate for Sancho.

“I’m looking at it now and I’m thinking: I think Sancho comes in and I think you’ve got Sancho that will play on that right-hand side. You’ve got the backup of Greenwood on that side.

“Up front, you’ve got Cavani and Greenwood, they’ll want Greenwood to come through because I think he’s outstanding.

“On the left, you’ve got Rashford and Martial and then you’ve got Pogba potentially can fit in there if he’s not in midfield.

“If you sign Kane or (Erling) Haaland as well, I don’t think that works for Manchester United in the way they’ve recruited in the past few years.

“I think it’s Sancho and I think that’s their business done.”