Manchester United will be considering a move for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane as a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to three-time Premier League winner Ray Parlour. Talks over a new deal for Kane have stalled over the wages being demanded by the England forward, which currently stand at £60,000.
Kane netted 25 top flight goals last season to help the club qualify for the Champions League. Though ankle ligament damage forced him to miss seven weeks of the campaign he returned with a goal on his return against Arsenal in the north London derby at The Emirates Stadium.
The Sun understand that talks over a new deal for Kane - whose current deal expires in the summer of 2020 - have been curtailed. According to Sky Sports, the 23-year-old wants a deal in line for the club's highest earners such as captain Hugo Lloris and playmaker Christian Eriksen.
And according to Parlour, who won 12 major honours with Arsenal and 10 international caps with England, United will have begun looking at Kane as a future replacement for Ibrahimovic, who turns 36 next season.
"I'm sure Manchester United will be looking at him [Kane]," Parlour told talkSPORT, according to Sky Sports. "They will be thinking 'OK, Ibrahimovic is here at the moment but he's getting on a bit - we might need a new striker soon'. He [Kane] could be perfect for Manchester United."
The former Sweden captain was one of the marquee additions made by Jose Mourinho during the summer transfer window, after Ibrahimovic decided to leave Paris Saint-Germain after a four-year association with the Ligue 1 champions. Ibrahimovic had come under criticism after going 10 games without a goal, but he responded in typical fashion with a brace against Swansea City prior to the international.
Ibrahimovic only signed a one-year deal at Old Trafford in the summer with an option for a second, and though a contract has not yet been signed both he and Mournho are convinced he will remain at United beyond the current campaign.