Manchester United in direct contact with Tottenham Hotspur to land Harry Kane

Manchester United will sign a striker this summer if, and only if, Robin van Persie leaves the club.

And with all the rumors stating that Fenerbahce look to complete second signing from Manchester United, van Persie looks to be on his way out of the club. The Dutch striker scored 48 times in 86 matches for the Red Devils, but with his continuous fitness and injury concerns, Louis van Gaal has last season's second top scorer with 21 goals and PFA Young Player of the Year on his wishlist.

According to the Guardian, Manchester United have now opened talks with Tottenham Hotspur to agree a deal and bring Harry Kane to Old Trafford. Rumors state that United are in direct contact over a £40m move for the U-21 and senior England international.

"He's a young, English player so it would be exciting to have him in my team." - Wayne Rooney

The Harry Kane rumors have been around since the past month as Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney, has welcomed his arrival at Old Trafford, according to ESPN.

It is no surprise for Rooney to welcome such a potential signing for United as it would build a great understanding between the two English men for both club and country.

Is he really going to leave White Hart Lane?

Well, that's the big question at this stage? Harry Kane renewed his contract with Spurs on February 2, 2015, signing a new five and a half year contract with the club. This will be one of the main issues which Manchester United Executive vice-chairman ,Ed Woodward, needs to discuss with Spurs' chairman Daniel Levy.

What could Kane bring to Old Trafford?

Goals, goals and goals. Kane finished last season as second top goal scorer with 21 goals bagging 4 assists and a shot accuracy of 58%. His Premier League experience could be of a huge benefit to Louis van Gaal's side next season.