Staggering sums Man Utd would have to pay for Harry Kane transfer

Manchester United are among the favourites to sign Tottenham star Harry Kane – but it could cost them more than £240million.

Kane is set to be one of the hottest properties in this summer's transfer market after signalling his desire to leave Spurs in search of silverware and Champions League football.

The 27-year-old could have his pick of some of Europe's top clubs if Tottenham agree to let him leave – with United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Pari Saint-Germain all expected to be in the race to sign the England captain.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have been in need of a prolific centre-forward since Romelu Lukaku was sold to Inter Milan – and the Red Devils could break the bank in order to land Kane.

United will double Kane's wages to around £400,000 per week, and are also are prepared to pay him an £18m signing-on fee to compensate for the loss of earnings from the rest of his Spurs contract, according to Ian McGarry of The Transfer Window Podcast.

And such a package will make the striker one of the most expensive signings in football history.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is believed to be understandably reluctant to sell Kane to a Premier League rival – but could have his arm twisted by a bid of £120million, according to The Athletic.

That would be United's transfer record smashed for starters, dwarfing the £89m paid to land Paul Pogba from Juventus five years ago.

If the Red Devils were to double Kane's current salary, it would cost them £20.8m a year – or a whopping £104m over the length of a five-year contract.

Add in the reported £18m signing-on fee, which would be paid in instalments over the duration of the contract, and would bring the total outlay to a staggering £242m.

But the numbers could well add up for United, with Kane set to win his third Golden Boot if he can match or outscore Mohamed Salah in Sunday's final Premier League games of the season.

The striker goes into Sunday's game at home to Champions League hopefuls Leicester also topping the Premier League assists chart with 13 – ahead of Bruno Fernandes (12), Kevin de Bruyne (11), team-mate Son Heung-min and Jack Grealish (both 10).

If Kane finishes the season as the top flight's highest goalscorer and assist-maker, he will be the first man to do so outright since Andy Cole back in 1994 – and all while playing for a Spurs side struggling to make the top six this season.

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