The Portuguese is out on the lookout for a new striker as he seeks a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Swede has proved to be a sensational signing for the Red Devils this season after moving from PSG. He is the club’s top scorer and widely expected to stay on for another season after initially joining on a one-year deal.
However, Ibrahimovic will turn 36 this year and is heading towards the end of a stellar career. Although the club have the exciting Marcus Rashford in the ranks, a top quality established centre-forward is also required.
Kane has emerged as one of the top goalscorers in the Premier League after his exploits with Spurs and was the league’s joint top scorer last season, alongside Sergio Aguero, with 25 goals.
The 23-year-old’s exploits have seen him become an established England international, scoring on his debut, and he has continued his form this season.
Despite a spell out through injury, Kane has still emerged as Tottenham’s top scorer so far with Mauricio Pochettino’s men once again impressing in the top flight and involved in the title fight.
However, it will surely prove difficult to lure Kane away from White Hart Lane. The England international recently signed a new long-term deal with the club, committing his future to Spurs.
Kane has also repeatedly insisted he is happy at Tottenham despite previous speculation over his future.
Tottenham are also notoriously tough customers in the transfer market with Daniel Levy a hardened negotiator and United have previously failed in attempts to sign Gareth Bale from Spurs.
The Red Devils are reportedly prepared to offer an eye-watering £80 million for Kane although it remains to be seen whether that will be enough to tempt Spurs into selling one of their key assets.
Kane has certainly proved himself to be a striker of top quality, and certainly has the eye for goal, strength and skill to become the perfect replacement for Ibrahimovic.
However, luring Lane away from White Hart Lane looks a hugely difficult ask at present, particularly with Spurs flying high in the Premier League.
Kane has been with Spurs since he was a youngster and unless he is willing to force through a move, which looks unthinkable at the moment, United may have to look elsewhere.