Ed Woodward ‘relishing’ going head-to-head with Levy over Harry Kane transfer

May 31, 2020

first_imgED WOODWARD is “relishing” showdown talks with Daniel Levy over Harry Kane’s potential move to Manchester United, according to reports.The Old Trafford chief is said to be excited by the prospect of pitting his wits against Spurs’ notoriously frugal money man as the Red Devils look to land the England striker in the summer.4 Ed Woodward is said to be relishing the prospect of going head-to-head with Daniel LevyCredit: Getty Images – Getty4 Tottenham chief Levy is a notoriously tough negotiatorCredit: Getty Images – GettySources close to Woodward claim he can’t wait to get stuck in with Levy and was gearing up to do so when United were eyeing Mauricio Pochettino as potential replacement for Jose Mourinho last year, according to the Standard.Sir Alex Ferguson and former United chief-exec David Gill were said to have backed away from signing Luka Modric as they did not want to barter with Levy.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsBut where his predecessors gave Levy a wide berth, Woodward has shown willing to engage – entering the race to land £85million Gareth Bale before his move to Real Madrid.United a desperate for Kane with on-loan Odion Ighalo their only recognised striker.4And the Red Devils were recently buoyed by reports Kane would prefer a move to Old Trafford rather than sticking around for a huge Tottenham rebuild under Mourinho.Levy and Mourinho are still hopeful they can keep the 26-year-old – but his decision appears to hinge on Champions League qualification.The Portuguese would have just £50m to spend in the transfer window should Spurs fail to make it into Europe’s top competition next season. Goal claim Kane would be “disillusioned” to miss out on the European Cup.And they say sources close to the player have made it known, should Tottenham miss out, he would be keen on a move to Old Trafford.The Spurs captain’s contract – signed in the summer of 2018 – runs until 2024, but the club are reported to be “facing a battle” to keep him.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himIt is understood Kane would not currently consider signing renewed terms at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.He wants to end his career with at least one major trophy having lost the Champions League final against Liverpool last year.Spurs were handed a short term boost yesterday when captain Kane was pictured back in training for the first time since his hamstring injury. 4 Woodward and Levy could go head-to-head as part of United’s pursuit of England ace Harry KaneCredit: Rex FeaturesBruno Fernandes’ Man Utd team-mates joke he’s the Portuguese James Milner due to his incredible dedication to the causelast_img

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