Manchester United can now secure England captain Harry Kane this summer provided they break the world transfer record.
Tottenham Spurs chief Daniel Levy is said to be worried about the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic, and views Kane's transfer fee as a huge help in beating Financial Fair Play [FFP].
A sum of £200million is required to part ways with Kane, a fee which would eclipse the current world record paid by Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar, according to the Daily Mail.
Levy’s main reason changing his tune regarding Kane's future is said to be fears over the club's finances.
According to The Mail, Spurs owe a staggering £637m on their new stadium, as well as £83m in backdated transfer fees.
And if they sell Kane for £200m, it would put a serious dent in that debt, and allow for the club to recover financially from the potential hit that voiding the season would have.
Reports claim that clubs will be badly hit by the Premier League season being cancelled and not played to a conclusion.
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The move is likely to anger Jose Mourinho as he had asked for assurances over the Englishman's future before taking the job in north London.
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