Harry Kane is there for the taking! Man Utd must hijack Bayern Munich's move for Tottenham striker

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Tottenham have a huge decision to make on the future of their most prized asset. Harry Kane has now entered the final year of his contract, and Europe's biggest clubs have sensed an opportunity.

Bayern Munich have pulled ahead in the race for Kane's signature after reaching an agreement in principle to sign the 29-year-old, but they have seen two formal bids rejected - the second of which came in at £70 million ($90m). The German champions are expected to try again, but it remains to be seen whether they will meet Spurs chairman Daniel Levy's £100m ($128m) valuation.

France is also a viable destination for Kane, as Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly identified him as a potential replacement for Kylian Mbappe - who looks destined to leave the club after being left out of their pre-season tour of Japan. But there is also still a chance that Kane will remain in the Premier League.

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According to The Telegraph, Spurs owner Joe Lewis has told Levy that he must sanction Kane's departure if the striker does not commit to a new contract, which should alert Manchester United. Erik ten Hag put Kane at the top of his list of targets at the start of the summer window, only for Levy to effectively rule out selling to a Premier League rival.

But if United now swoop in with an attractive proposal, the famously stubborn Spurs chairman will have no choice but to consider it. And there is every chance that Kane could be persuaded to prioritise a move to Old Trafford over the Allianz Arena or Parc des Princes.

Kane has his sights set on Alan Shearer's all-time Premier League scoring record, and he could surge past it in a United shirt. The Red Devils have the most to offer the England international at this crucial juncture in his career - it's just a case of whether they will do what is necessary to secure his signature.