Manchester United have reportedly begun their pursuit of Tottenham striker Harry Kane, whose contract expires in 14 months. Tottenham are said to be pessimistic about their chances of keeping the England captain beyond 2024, and if Kane indicates that he will not sign a new deal, the club’s chairman Daniel Levy will reluctantly listen to offers for the striker. Kane wants to remain in England to break Alan Shearer’s Premier League record, but Manchester City signed Erling Haaland last summer, leaving Manchester United as his only viable destination. However, United previously vowed not to work with Levy again following a move for Dimitar Berbatov in 2008. Levy is expected to demand more than £100m to sell to a Premier League rival, and it is not certain he will do so even in those circumstances. Spurs could keep Kane and let him run down his contract, hoping that he changes his mind and signs a new deal.