Harry Kane could be a Manchester United player before the end of the summer transfer window, after the club reportedly made a massive bid to sign the Tottenham striker.

This report came via the Daily Express, who then, a few hours later, went on to report that Manchester United have dismissed suggestions they have put in an official offer for the England striker, terming it as "nonsense".

Kane became hot property after a stellar season in the last campaign, where he scored 31 goals for Spurs.

That naturally led to suggestions he could move on to a top-four club, with Manchester United showing the keenest interest after the exits of Radamel Falcao and Robin Van Persie.

Speculation over a possible Harry Kane-to-Manchester-United move only increased when the 22-year-old was left out of the Tottenham squad for their Audi Cup 2015 game against AC Milan on Wednesday.

A Premier Sports commentator even mentioned Kane had been left out owing to a big bid from Manchester United.

"Harry Kane was planning to be in the squad," he said during the game. "He's not here this afternoon -- he was yesterday.

"There are talks at the moment that there has been a huge offer from Manchester United."

Manchester United could use a potent striker in their lineup, with Wayne Rooney currently only backed up by Javier Hernandez and youngster James Wilson.

If Louis Van Gaal were to buy a central striker, it will allow Rooney to play in the No.10 position, with Memphis Depay then moving out wide to his more preferred left-sided position.

Depay has so far played as a No.10, behind Rooney, in preseason, and it remains to be seen if that is where Van Gaal sees the Dutchman playing at Manchester United for the foreseeable future.

Kane, if signed, will no doubt bring a different dimension to the Manchester United attacks, with the striker adept with both his feet and his head.

Getting Tottenham to sell will be another matter, however, as Manchester United will have to probably pay over the odds to add Kane, who has said a few times he is quite happy at White Hart Lane, to their squad.