Harry Kane
Kane signed a new deal in February but continues to be linked with a move to Old TraffordGetty Images

Harry Kane would be the perfect signing for Manchester United following the departure of Radamel Falcao, according to former coach and player Phil Neville.

Kane has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, with latest reports suggesting Louis van Gaal is ready to part with £40m ($62m) in order to sign the 21-year-old, who scored 31 goals in all competitions for club and country last term.

United released Falcao at the end of the campaign after the Colombia international scored four goals last season on loan from Monaco and with a void to fill Neville believes Kane represents the best option available.

"I am sure it would be [a dream signing]," he told Sky Sports. "He was unbelievable last year and I am a big fan of Harry Kane, I love the way he goes about his business.

"He works hard and has a great attitude and nothing seems to faze him, he's answered every question that has been thrown his way.

"The team and the club has always had a backbone of England and British players and I think that is still important, that you get British players and the spine of the team has that British feeling.

"That has been the key success to this club for the last 20 years and I hope that would continue. He [Kane] would cost a lot of money that's for sure and I'm sure Tottenham don't want to lose him.

"But I think with losing Falcao, and being in the Champions League, United have [Robin] Van Persie, [Wayne] Rooney and [James] Wilson so they probably do need one more striker.

"The type of signing that Man United will make this summer will be a signing that will be a quality player from European football whether that is England or abroad. Kane fits that bill and if they can get Harry Kane here that would be a fantastic signing."

Kane penned a new five-and-a-half year contract with Tottenham in February, a deal which keeps him in north London until 2020 and the England international has not yet hinted that he wants to leave for pastures new.

Latest reports have indicated that United and England captain Rooney is attempting to convince Kane to leave White Hart Lane however the player's attention will be firmly on the upcoming Under-21 European Championships where he will lead the attack for Gareth Southgate's team.