Tottenham issue hands-off warning over Man United move for £40m target

Tottenham Hotspur have told Manchester United that they are not willing to sell Harry Kane despite speculation of an incoming £40million bid, according to the Guardian, as reported by the Express.

The 22-year-old has emerged as a top striking candidate for manager Louis van Gaal as he looks to add more options to his attack following the departures of Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie.

Falcao ended his loan move at Old Trafford and accepted a switch to rivals Chelsea as Van Persie completed a permanent transfer to Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

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It is believed that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has already met with United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to rule out a move for Kane in the current window.

He has been a standout performer for his side this past term, making 51 appearances in all competitions and finding the back of the net a total of 31 times.

However, this could result in the Red Devils also refusing to allow Tottenham to open talks with strike target Javier Hernandez over a potential summer switch to White Hart Lane.