Manchester United will complete a world-record deal to sign Hugo Lloris but fail in their attempts to lure Harry Kane to Old Trafford, according to former Tottenham Hotspur defender Paul Miller.
The Evening Standard claims United are ready to make Lloris their number one candidate to replace the outgoing David de Gea, while the Manchester Evening News says manager Louis van Gaal could bid as much as £50m ($80m) for PFA young player of the year Kane.
Should De Gea end up moving to Real, United are expected to launch a bid to sign a replacement, despite having Victor Valdes in reserve, and Miller – twice an FA Cup winner with Tottenham – believes Lloris will jump at the chance of moving to the club.
"I do believe that Lloris will be at United because with the 'keeper [De Gea] leaving to go to Real Madrid," he told Sky Sports. "I think he is definitely going to go because United need to go and sign a top goalie.
"Nowadays when you've got clubs like United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, when they knock on your door the player is going to go, so get as much money as you can. I think it will definitely break the goalkeeping world record, which is £32m.
"Lloris has been Tottenham's player of the year for the last two years and I think what we all know is when one of the big five come knocking, you are going to lose your player.
"If you can get £40m, there are a lot of good 'keepers around and you go and pay a third of that one someone you've got another £25m to buy a player or two."
Juventus smashed the world record fee for a goalkeeper when they signing Gianluigi Buffon for £32m from Parma in 2001.
Kane to stay at Spurs to continue development
However, Miller believes Kane will decide against a move to United in order to continue his development at his boyhood club.
Amid becoming the first Tottenham player since Gary Lineker to net over 30 goals in all competitions in a single season, Kane captured the hearts of the north London faithful and that relationship is expected to see him remain beyond the end of the summer.
"I still think Harry won't go," he said. "He's happy where he is, he's got a sound family. He goes to a lot of charity events, he lives in Loughton not far from the training ground and his family live just round the corner.
"He's a local boy, a massive Spurs fan and I just think he realises that he'll have another couple of years at Spurs and then move.
"He's only 21 at the moment and the good thing is he's away with the Under-21's so he won't be getting all the rubbish [speculation] that is being thrown around at the moment.
"I think he'll definitely stay. The supporters would accept Lloris but Harry [leaving] would be a killer for the chairman."