Harry Kane is unlikely to join Manchester United because Jose Mourinho would not allow Tottenham to sell its star striker to the Red Devils, says Rio Ferdinand.
There has been growing speculation England captain Kane will be open to the idea of departing Spurs if the club does not realise his ambition of winning major trophies.
It is thought Spurs would want at least £150million for its talisman, with United having been touted as a possible destination for Kane. But Ferdinand doubts former Red Devils boss Mourinho, now in charge at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, would allow a deal to happen.
“Would I take Harry Kane now? Of course you would,” former United centre-back Ferdinand said on Instagram Live.
“If he’s fit and he’s raring to go, you take Harry Kane at Man Utd, 100 per cent.
“Top player, you’re guaranteeing goals, in the Premier League you’re guaranteeing goals. This geezer scores goals but I don’t see Tottenham letting Harry Kane go. And with Mourinho there, I don’t see Mourinho letting him go to Man Utd.”
United is also thought to be among the clubs chasing a big-money deal for Kane’s England team-mate Jadon Sancho. The former Manchester City forward has been a sensation for Borussia Dortmund and Ferdinand would love to see Sancho gracing the Old Trafford turf.
“I would take Sancho all day, to Man Utd,” Ferdinand said. “Whether we’ll get him, though who knows?. Great player, great potential, English, he’s brilliant. I would take Sancho now.”