Manchester United are determined to land Harry Kane from Tottenham this summer, and in order to push through a move, they are willing to offer three players in return in what would be a sensational swap deal if it comes off.
Kane had a breakout season with Spurs in 2014/15, scoring 29 goals in all competitions, which has inevitably led to Champions League clubs looking at a potential move.
United are seen as the club most in need of a potent striker, after Radamel Falcao failed to make an impression and Robin Van Persie had another underwhelming season.
While the likes of Karim Benzema, Carlos Bacca and Edinson Cavani have been linked with big-money moves to Manchester United, Louis Van Gaal and Ed Woodward are ready to look closer to home.
In order to tempt Tottenham to sell their prized asset in Kane, Manchester United are willing to offer Adnan Januzaj, Nani and Javier Hernandez, in a bid that could come up to £50 million, according to Goal.
Two of the three above-mentioned players were out on loan last season, with Nani playing for Sporting Lisbon, while Hernandez was with Real Madrid. Januzaj did not go out on loan, but was used sparingly by Van Gaal, and has been tipped to leave the club next season, even if not on a permanent basis.
Spurs are looking to strengthen their squad next season, in another bid to qualify for the Champions League, and while all three of those United players will add quality to the squad, losing Kane will be a massive blow.
While all players have a price – as Gareth Bale's transfer to Real Madrid proved -- it is difficult to see Daniel Levy sanctioning the sale of Kane, who is seen as the future of Spurs.
A homegrown talent, Kane showed plenty of signs last season of growing into a really top striker, and he has not made any noises of wanting to move to another club.
However, playing in the Champions League is a major desire for most top-class players nowadays and it remains to be seen just how Kane and Tottenham view this reported interest from Manchester United, who will be able to offer the England international football in Europe's premier competition next season along with much higher wages.