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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will have to more than double the football transfer record to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
Paul Pogba is the most expensive player in the world after United paid Juventus £89 million ($113 million) for the midfielder in 2016.
The Independent claims Tottenham could demand £200 million for Kane, who has been the top scorer in the Premier League for two seasons in a row.
Club owner Daniel Levy reportedly “laughed off” suggestions United could buy the striker for £100 million.
The Independent said there has been “inflation in the transfer market” since Tottenham sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for £86 million in 2013. At the time, Bale was the most expensive player in the world.
It is unclear how large United’s summer transfer budget is but if the club was to pursue Kane, it would have to satisfy the player’s wage demands, as well as Levy’s lofty valuation.
In November, 2016, The Telegraph said Kane would want £120,000 per week for his next deal. Over a four-year period, this would cost United approximately £25 million.