Tottenham: Mason coy when pushed on Kane's future
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Manchester United could be about to be handed an ideal alternative to Erling Haaland and Harry Kane in the transfer window. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made signing a striker a priority going into the summer, despite Edinson Cavani penning a new contract.
United have been handed the chance to sign Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez this summer as they eye alternatives to Haaland and Kane.
Both strikers are top of the wish list at Old Trafford with Solskjaer desperate to sign a new forward.
However, landing either will lead to a number of problems – not least convincing one of them to depart with their clubs in the first place.
Haaland is desperate to join a team that can compete in the Champions League, with a number of clubs chasing his signature.
Real Madrid, Manchester City, Chelsea and Barcelona are also interested in the Borussia Dortmund star.
Whereas Tottenham have no inclination to sell Kane – let alone to a direct rival in the Premier League – and would take a mammoth bid well over £100m.
It has made United officials look elsewhere for a back-up plan, with Inter Milan star Martinez a potential option.
Barcelona are also interested in the Argentina international, who was close to leaving last summer but an agreement could not be reached.
However, according to Sport, Inter might be forced into a sale due to the club’s finances.
Despite winning the Serie A title, their first in 10 years, there could be a mini-exodus at the San Siro to balance the books.
Martinez has been named as one of top talents in Europe and has been earmarked as a potential successor to Sergio Aguero.
The 23-year-old has 18 goals and nine assists this year in all competitions and could leave for around £60m.
Solskjaer is keen on a striker, despite convincing Cavani to sign a new one-year deal at Old Trafford this week.
After a brilliant stretch of form that includes eight goals in seven appearances, the Uruguay international has agreed to stay another season at United.
He said: “Over the season, I have developed a great affection for the club and everything that it represents.
“I feel a deep bond with my team-mates and the staff who work behind the scenes here. They give me extra motivation every day and I know that, together, we can achieve special things.
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