Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly made the signings of Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli a priority in the summer.
United have struggled to impress creatively in the last couple of months and the Express reports that Mourinho has identified the England pair as his major targets for the summer.
Kane has been in stunning form this season, though Alli has been rather inconsistent – and despite Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s infamous reluctance to deal with Premier League rivals, especially Manchester United, he may have his hand forced. Despite his goalscoring prowess, Kane’s salary is reportedly much lower than the top stars in the league and as such it is only natural that he will be seeking an improvement to his deal – while Alli recently changed his agent, fuelling rumours that he too is unhappy with life in London.
Levy is hardly likely to allow himself to be bullied into losing either player, but will have a dilemma if both wish to leave – with their stock being so high, he will have to choose whether it is worth holding on to two potentially unhappy players or cashing in at a time when transfer fees are sky-rocketing.
Despite Alli’s relative underperformance, his normal high energy and high pressing midfield displays make him an obvious choice for Mourinho as he seeks to revolutionise his engine room, while Kane’s ability singles him out as one of the best strikers in the world.