Manchester United are awaiting further encouragement from Harry Kane that he want to leave Tottenham before they make a move for the England skipper.
Kane has endured an injury hit season thus far, making just 20 Premier League appearances due to a thigh problem that ruled him out in January. Prior to that had scored 17 goals in all competitions - including six in five in the Champions League.
Despite Kane frequently revealing his fondness for Spurs in the past, speculation over his long-term future is rife. The 26-year-old appeared to open the exit door during a Q&A last month, when he refused to commit his future to the club unless 'progress' was made.
United have taken this as a potential 'come and get me' plea from Kane
They are long-time admirers of his but do not want to enter drawn out negotiations with the notoriously prudent Daniel Levy if the striker does not have a strong desire to join them.
United have had their fingers burned in the past when dealing with Levy, most notably being dragged into protracted discussions over the signings of Dimitar Berbatov, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and more recently, Toby Alderweireld.
In the cases of Bale and Modric, these lengthy and ultimately unsuccessful negotiations led to the Red Devils missing out on other targets. The club are eager to avoid these mistakes being repeated.
90min was told last month
One report suggested that Levy would sanction a £200m transfer in order to help the club pay off some of its stadium debt, though this has since been denied by the club according to the Metro's report.
Source : 90min