‘SIX strikers on Man Utd’s transfer shortlist’ if they can’t get Kane after joke they’d have to ‘KILL’ Levy to sign him
MANCHESTER UNITED will turn their gaze towards as a shortlist of SIX strikers if they fail to land Harry Kane.
England captain Kane, 29, has been earmarked to leave Tottenham following the club’s struggles this campaign.
GettyHarry Kane is top of Manchester United’s summer wishlist[/caption]
But if they cannot land Kane, they will turn to stars such as Victor OsimhenRex
ReutersGoncalo Ramos is another name on United’s six-striker shortlist[/caption]
Man Utd want to land him, with manager Erik ten Hag said to be “obsessed” with Kane.
However, Spurs will not be an easy club to negotiate with, owing to chairman Daniel Levy.
According to the Manchester Evening News, one source who has worked with Levy joked United would need to “kill him” in order to land Kane.
But after securing Champions League football after a 4-1 win over Chelsea, the Red Devils are reluctant to be drawn into a prolonged saga to land the 30-goal star.
Instead, they will turn towards a shortlist of six frontmen if Kane proves to be unattainable.
MEN’s report states Napoli ace Victor Osimhen is top of this list.
The Nigerian’s 23 league goals fired Napoli to their first Serie A title since 1990.
However, a £130million price tag could prove to be too hefty a fee for the Red Devils liking.
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GettyRandal Kolo Muani has 38 goal contributions in all competitions this season[/caption]
GettyRasmus Hojlund could be a cheaper alternative to other names on the list[/caption]
EPAMohammed Kudus represents a versatile option given his proficiency at right wing[/caption]
Keeping in the Italian top flight, United are said to be keeping tabs on 20-year-old Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund, who has eight league goals from 18 starts this season.
Eintracht Frankfurt‘s Randal Kolo Muani is another star on their radar.
The 24-year-old scored in the World Cup semi-final in Qatar, and has enjoyed a strong season in the Bundesliga, netting 14 goals and adding 13 assists.
Ten Hag is also said to be an admirer of Ajax star Mohammed Kudus, 22, and Benifca’s Goncalo Ramos, 21.
Both have hit double figures in their league campaigns, though Kudus has enjoyed his most prolific period coming off the right flank, so represents a versatile option.
Finally, Brighton starlet Evan Ferguson is wanted, but a transfer for the teenager seems highly unlikely given the contract extension he signed last month.
This being said, with the Irish ace admitting his idol growing up was Wayne Rooney, there may be room for a transfer in the future.
While striker will be a position Ten Hag is desperate to address, other positions such as centre-back and midfield will need additions if the club are to fulfil his aim of fighting for the Premier League title.
In these terms, Prem stars Declan Rice and Mason Mount have both been linked with a move to Old Trafford, along with defenders Kim Min-jae and Jermaine Frimpong.
GettyThey will be unlikely to land Evan Ferguson following his Brighton contract extension[/caption]