Danny Murphy brands Rooney - Kane reports as 'absolute nonsense'

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy played down the idea that Wayne Rooney has been trying to talk Harry Kane into a move to Manchester United.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy told talkSPORT that reports Wayne Rooney has asked Harry Kane to move to Manchester United are ‘nonsense’.

The Daily Star has reported that Rooney has attempted to persuade Kane into the move, with the pair’s paths having crossed on international duty.

However, Murphy has moved to quickly pour cold water on the speculation, which he doesn’t feel has any legs to gather momentum.

“That’s absolute nonsense – You just don’t get players now going round and convincing others or convincing the manager to sign a player,” he said.

The Daily Mirror has also linked Kane with a move to United as Dutchman Louis van Gaal seemingly looks at ways to improve his squad over the summer.

Kane is going to be a name which now regularly appears in the transfer rumours section of most newspapers because he showed last season, how productive he can be in the Premier League.

He was comfortably Tottenham’s top scorer and will be a target for any team looking for a striker who can hit the back of net frequently.

However, there are two major stumbling blocks to any sides, including United, who may be looking at him.

Firstly, he only signed an improved contract with Tottenham last season and he’s never said that he’s looking for a move away from White Hart Lane.

The situation would be different if Kane had said that he wants to play in a competition Tottenham can’t offer him, but that’s not the case.

Secondly, he’s only had one full season in the Tottenham first team and it remains to be seen whether he can replicate the success he enjoyed last season.

Spurs fans can be confident he will still be Mauricio Pochettino’s player by the end of August.

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