Manchester United target Harry Kane responds to Tottenham exit talk: “Conversations in coming months”

Tottenham star and Manchester United target Harry Kane
(Image credit: Getty)

Manchester United target and Tottenham star Harry Kane is relaxed about his future, saying he expects to hold talks with Spurs in “the coming months”. 

Kane scored the winner in a 1-0 Premier League victory over Fulham on Monday to equal Jimmy Greaves’ 53-year-old record as Tottenham’s all-time top scorer on 266 goals.

He's now just one shy of earning the standalone record, not to mention hitting his landmark 200th Premier League goal.

Harry Kane of England during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 3 match between Hungary and England at Puskas Arena on June 4, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary.

Kane's contract expires in 2024.  (Image credit: James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

While the England skipper continues to produce magic on the pitch, there has been a lot of speculation around his future off it. 

Recent reports said that Manchester United are considering an £80 million bid (opens in new tab) for the striker this summer, when he will enter the final year of his Spurs deal.

But the 29-year-old didn’t appear affected by the rumours when asked about what the future holds after the Fulham win. 

“There’s not been much talk, if I’m totally honest,” Kane told Sky Sports. (opens in new tab)

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte during his side's 2-0 loss at home to Aston Villa on January 1, 2023.

Conte will be hoping to keep hold of his star man this summer (Image credit: Getty Images)

“I’m sure there’ll be conversations over the coming months but to be honest I’m just focused on this season and doing my best for the team.

“There’s still a lot to play for, trying to get in the Champions League, we have the FA Cup and the Champions League still to try to win. My focus is on that. I know there’s going to be rumours, a lot of talk and speculation about my future but I’m just focused on what I can do.”

Kane has been a one-club man for his entire club career, other than early loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester. However, he’s yet to win a trophy with Spurs and is said to be considering his options as his contract runs down.

The striker has been a key figure for Antonio Conte’s side this season, scoring 16 goals in 21 Premier League appearances.

More Manchester United and Tottenham stories

Three England stars are on the radar for Spurs. Tottenham have been linked with a shock swoop for Harry Maguire, who could leave Manchester United this year. James Maddison could be about to leave Leicester, meanwhile, according to their manager Brendan Rodgers. Jordan Pickford has also been touted for a transfer

Erik ten Hag has made winning trophies with his 'professional New Year's resolution' for 2023 (opens in new tab)(opens in new tab); United haven't claimed any silverware since the League Cup and Europa League under Jose Mourinho some six years ago.

Meanwhile, new Liverpool signing Cody Gakpo has admitted that he thought he would be moving to Old Trafford back in the summer (opens in new tab)(opens in new tab).

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.