"This is the situation…" – Fabrizio Romano drops update on Man Utd's move for Harry Kane
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Fabrizio Romano has given a fresh update on the chances of Harry Kane leaving Tottenham Hotspur to join Manchester United this summer.
Reports around Kane's future have increased further since Spurs' 6-1 defeat to Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday, in which the England international scored a consolation goal in the second half.
His contract expires next summer, with The Telegraph reporting that expectation is 'increasing' that he will not agree to fresh terms at the club.
Now, Romano has given an update on Kane's future, with the 29-year-old having already been assigned as the club's top transfer target for the summer.
He claims that Spurs want to open negotiations with the striker - but what they put on the table in terms of future planning will play a key role in Kane's decision to stay or leave.
Romano gives Kane Man Utd update
Speaking to The United Stand, Romano has claimed that the project put forward by Spurs will be critical in convincing their star player to remain at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Club chairman Daniel Levy was praised for the appointment of Antonio Conte as manager last season, and the Italian guided the club to an impressive top four finish - and Champions League qualification.
But Spurs' form has been inconsistent this season, and they were knocked out of Europe's top continental competition at the last 16 stage. Conte was sacked in March and replaced by his assistant manager, Cristian Stellini.
However, it has been reported that Spurs are already considering the future of Stellini after the 6-1 defeat to Newcastle - meaning the club could enter the off-season without a permanent manager.
Romano explained: "It's going to be important what kind of project Spurs will put on the table. They will discuss with Harry Kane and his agents to understand the player's position.
"It's going to be really important what Tottenham want to do for the future. For the next season and for the future in general.
"For Kane, this is the situation. Waiting on Tottenham, and it's not going to be easy at all [for United] because Daniel Levy remains determined to keep the player - after this kind of difficult season it is important for Tottenham to send a message to the fans, and keeping Kane is one of the priorities."