Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made it clear that Harry Kane will not be sold to Manchester United or any other club this summer, according to The Guardian.
The Red Devils have been linked with a move for the England international, who had a breakthrough campaign with the north London club last season. Louis van Gaal has admitted that he is open to signing a striker, but only if he is better than what the Old Trafford club currently have.
"The striker is Wayne Rooney and we also have Javier Hernandez, Adnan Januzaj and James Wilson. It is not a special objective for me," Van Gaal is quoted as saying by Goal.com
"But when we can buy another striker who has a lot of qualities, more than our players, then we buy. But we have always done that," the Dutchman added.
Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez are the only two recognised strikers at the Dutchman's disposal, while James Wilson remains an option along with Adnan Januzaj. The Mexican's future at the club remains uncertain, with West Ham United and Tottenham interested in signing him, according to the Daily Mail.
On the other hand, Kane had a breakthrough year with Spurs last season, scoring 31 goals in all competitions, which is considerably more than what the Red Devils' strikers managed to amass during the 2014/15 campaign.
This prompted interest from the 20-time English champions, and the Mirror reports that Van Gaal was preparing a £40m move for the forward. But according to the Guardian report, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy met United's executive vice-chairman and made it clear that the White Hart Lane outfit would not welcome any approaches for their top marksman.
Kane, who recently committed his future to the club until 2020, has also reiterated his desire to remain with the north London club, despite interest from the Premier League giants.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are said to be keen on signing a forward after Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado failed to share the goal scoring burden with Kane last campaign.
The duo have been put up for sale, and according to the Independent, Mauricio Pochettino is confident of landing either Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion or Manchester United's Javier Hernandez.