Rio Ferdinand feels Daniel Levy's famed reputation for driving a hard bargain could provide a stumbling block for Manchester United in their pursuit of Tottenham forward Harry Kane, according to his magazine's official Youtube channel.
Indeed, during a show he called 'Ferdy's Footy Rumours,' the 36-year-old heaped praise on Spurs star Kane but suggested that the north London side's chairman could make it difficult for United to get their man.
Speaking about the Tottenham striker on behalf of his magazine's official Youtube channel, the former Manchester United defender said: "Harry Kane. What a season he had last season - goals, great performances.
"I watched his game against Chelsea last season when he tore apart two good centre-halves in John Terry and Gary Cahill and then you started thinking he could be the real deal.
"Man United, it says in the papers that they're after him. But I think obviously, [he paused to think here for a minute, almost sighing] dealing with Spurs, Daniel Levy drives a hard bargain."
Could it really happen?
Despite Ferdinand's referencing of the newspapers, the majority of noise has quietened when it comes to Kane joining Manchester United in recent weeks.
That doesn't mean any deal is off, of course, but Hugo Lloris looks a much likelier departure at the very least.
Kane appears incredibly loyal to Tottenham indeed and may well stay with the club for at least another season. It all depends, though, as Ferdinand says, on Levy. The tough negotiator could even become the opposite of a stumbling block - in that he may want to sell if he knows he can get a huge price...