MANCHESTER UNITED believe they will land Harry Kane this summer — if Tottenham finish outside the top four.
Old Trafford chiefs reckon Spurs missing out on a Champions League place will see them lower their £100million asking price.
Harry Kane could join Manchester United this summerGetty
United have made contact with Kane’s camp through a third party and have been encouraged by the response.
Kane turns 30 in July — and has achieved his ambition of becoming Spurs’ all-time top scorer.
While United were hammered 7-0 at Anfield on Sunday, there is still a belief that Kane has a better chance of finally winning a trophy at Old Trafford than at Tottenham.
The England captain’s £200,000-a-week deal is up at the end of next season and failing to make the Champions League puts suitors in a better position to negotiate a lower fee.
Kane said in January that there had “not been much talking” with Spurs over a new contract but he was “sure there will be conversations over the coming months”.
Champions Manchester City are no longer in the running, having failed to land the striker in 2021.
They have since signed Erling Haaland and the Norwegian has 27 Prem goals in the race for the Golden Boot.
Kane has 18, with United’s Marcus Rashford on 14.
The Red Devils need another goalscorer to drive them on to be title challengers next season.
Cristiano Ronaldo left in November and now his on-loan replacement Wout Weghorst has just one goal from 14 appearances.
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