Goal report that the 26-year-old England international is not happy about having to stay at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium throughout any planned rebuild.
The club is currently off the pace in the chase for the Champions League, and under new manager Jose Mourinho they must make do without Kane - out with a hamstring injury - and also without Heung-min Son, who has a broken arm. The South Korean forward may be out until the end of the season and has been sent home in order to have surgery on his arm.
That leaves Spurs without a senior striker, and Mourinho was only given funds to buy Steven Berwijn in the winter transfer window. He could have as little as £50 million plus sales to add to his squad this summer.
Kane has let it be known that he would prefer to move to Old Trafford instead of waiting for any overhaul of the squad in North London, and United could now consider a move for the striker, though he would presumably cost well over £100 million, given his contract runs until 2024.
United have so far prioritised bringing another attacking midfielder to the club ahead of a striker. Jack Grealish is the number one target, and has reportedly agreed terms to move to Old Trafford already. Leicester City’s James Maddison is another target, and Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund is also under consideration by the club’s transfer committee.
However, Odion Ighalo is only on loan with United until the rest of the season, so a new striker will be needed to compete with Anthony Martial up front. Erling Haaland had been expected to arrive in January from RB Leipzig, but he instead joined Dortmund.