Manchester United are reportedly preparing a staggering £80 million bid to land Tottenham superstar Harry Kane.

Italian publication Calciomercato are claiming that Manchester United are preparing a humongous bid in order to secure the signature of Tottenham superstar Harry Kane. The report states Jose Mourinho is plotting an £80 million bid for the 23-year-old in order to bring him over to Old Trafford.

The 23-year-old striker came up through the academy ranks at Tottenham and has set the Premier League ablaze with his talent and natural goal-scoring ability. Kane has grown into one of the most enterprising global superstars in a span of 3 years, a monumental rise in his stock.

Kane has been magnificent for Tottenham, especially in the Premier League, with 20+ goals in each of the previous two seasons. He has already scored 10 league goals at the half-way mark this season as well. Kane has mostly carried the goal=scoring gauntlet alone, despite the arrival of Vincent Janssen to support him in his attacking overtures.

Kane has the same number of goals in his first 100 Premier League appearances (59) as Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, and is behind only a handful of other great strikers to grace English football in the Premier League era.

Mauricio and Harry, two superstars at the heart of Tottenham's rise to the top echelons of the Premier League. (Picture Courtesy - AFP/Getty Images)

Mauricio and Harry, two superstars at the heart of Tottenham’s rise to the top echelons of the Premier League. (Picture Courtesy – AFP/Getty Images)

Kane has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane on multiple occasions in the recent past, with AC Milan and Manchester United heavily linked with the 23-year-old. The Red Devils have been continuously linked with Kane, whom they view as the perfect player to boss the lone forward role at Old Trafford for years to come.

The England international only recently put an end to all speculation, signing a new long-term deal at Tottenham which runs till 2022 while also bumping up his pay to a triple-figure weekly wage. But that doesn’t seem to have deterred Manchester United.

Calciomercato report that Manchester United are prepared to bid up to £80 million in order to land Kane. With the new contract sealed and delivered, Tottenham may ask a fee around that amount or even higher from the suitors, in order to price them out of the pursuit of the 23-year-old.

It will be intriguing to see if Tottenham agree to part with one of the rare academy graduates-turned superstars of the club in Harry Kane. But the financial prowess of Manchester United and their long-term need for a striker may just render Spurs with no other choice but to sell the player for a fee as exorbitant as has been quoted at the present moment.

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