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Man Utd's chances of signing Harry Kane may have sky-rocketed as Tottenham suffer 'major blow'

Ryan Smart

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Man Utd's chances of signing Harry Kane may have sky-rocketed as Tottenham suffer 'major blow'

Manchester United may have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Tottenham striker Harry Kane following the latest development in the north London club's managerial search.

Spurs are continuing their search for Antonio Conte's replacement, the Italian having been sacked by the club in March.

They promoted assistant manager Cristian Stellini to an interim role, before parting company with him following a 6-1 defeat to Newcastle in April.

Former Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason is currently in interim charge, but appears likely to step back into the first team coach role he previously occupied once the season ends.


Chairman Daniel Levy's pursuit had seemingly taken him in the direction of Feyenoord boss Arne Slot, with the Daily Mail claiming on Tuesday that the Dutchman would become Spurs' new manager if his agent could negotiate an exit from his current club.


However, on Thursday, Slot confirmed that he would not be leaving Feyenoord - which could give United a major boost.

Slot not taking Spurs job


In a statement, Slot said: "I have been hearing a lot of rumours going around about other clubs' interest in me. Although I am thankful, my wish is to stay at Feyenoord and continue working on what we created last year.

"Yesterday's meeting was exclusively for an extension. All talks with the club have always been only in that sense.

"I'm looking forward to next season with Feyenoord."

Dutch outlet De Telegraaf claimed that Feyenoord were demanding a payment of €20 million (£17 million) from Spurs to release their manager from his contract, with that fee believed to have made talks 'very complicated' between the two clubs.


The Daily Mail describe the latest developments as a 'major blow' for Spurs, who are still yet to convince star striker Kane to commit to fresh terms.

The England captain's contract expires next summer, and the continued uncertainty over the club's manager search could make it more unlikely that he stays at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium beyond his current deal.

And with United reportedly wanting to bid for Kane 'as quickly as possible' come the summer the window, Erik ten Hag's side could take advantage of Spurs' current situation and sign their priority target.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy / Mark Pain/Alamy Live News

Topics: Manchester United, Harry Kane, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Erik Ten Hag, Transfers

Ryan Smart
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