Tottenham Hotspur have dismissed Manchester United's chances of signing their talisman Harry Kane, despite the striker remaining coy on his Spurs future.
United have long been admirers of Kane, and rumours linking the Red Devil's with the England captain only intensified last weekend, after the England captain refused to rule out leaving the club if they stopped progressing.
"I love Spurs, I'll always love Spurs," Kane said. "But it's one of those things - I've always said if I don't feel we're progressing as a team or going in the right direction, then I'm not someone to just stay there for the sake of it.
"It all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team. So it's not a definite I'm going to stay there forever - but it's not a no either."
However, according to the Manchester Evening News, sources close to Kane have told the paper that there is 'no chance' of United tempting the player away from north London.
The primary reason is the length of his contract; Kane signed a bumper six year deal in 2018, keeping him contracted to Spurs until 2024. Then Spurs' track record of keeping hold of their most valuable and prized assets - often despite intense interest from opponents - also comes into the equation.
On Wednesday, Spurs were reported to be 'confident' of keeping hold of the 26-year-old, but were well aware of his growing agitation.
Kane has found the net 176 times for Spurs - the club he joined as an 11-year-old - winning the Premier League Golden Boot in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season.
However, a major trophy with the club has so far prove elusive, with Spurs beaten finalists in the 2019 Champions League final, and finishing third in the two horse race for the 2014 Premier League title.
The club value Kane at £200m, and due to this lofty asking price, the Manchester Evening News states that United will focus on the 'more attainable' targets of Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho.
Source : 90min