Harry Kane to Man Utd transfer could affect Frank Lampard signing says ex-Chelsea star

Manchester United choosing whether or not to sign Harry Kane could have a big impact on Chelsea’s transfer business, according to former Blues midfielder Raul Jimenez. Both United and Chelsea are in the market for a new striker heading into the next transfer window. Tottenham talisman Kane is a target of United after last month he revealed he may not stay at Spurs if he cannot see progression in terms of challenging for silverware.

United are also linked with Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, as are Chelsea.

Burley believes Jimenez, who has scored 22 goals in 44 appearances for Wolves this season, would be a good signing for both sides.

Jimenez would likely be available for a much lower fee than the reported £200million Tottenham want for Kane.

Burley says United may not have much funds left for other targets if they signed Kane, which could mean they turn their full attention to signing Jimenez instead.

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And he reckons that could result in Chelsea missing out on the Mexico international.

“It will depend what United do in the transfer market,” Burley told ESPN.

“I think he would be a great fit at both clubs.

“Chelsea are in need of a striker. Tammy Abraham has done well, but whether he can continue to do that remains to be seen.

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“Olivier Giroud will be short-term at Chelsea, so they are in the market.

“I think United will target a higher quality, bigger name player. Given the choice of Raul Jimenez or Harry Kane, you’re taking Harry Kane.

“Harry Kane’s probably only second to Robert Lewandowski as the best out-and-out frontman, natural striker on the planet at the moment, certainly in Europe.

“The problem here is United need a little bit of a rebuild, or a lot of a rebuild, so it’s not just a striker.

“It’s Jadon Sancho possibly, it’s another centre-half, it’s another midfielder because Fred’s done well but I don’t think it’s long term for me, [Nemanja] Matic is coming towards the sort of twilight of his career.


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“So there are other facets of that team that need to be replenished, and if Tottenham want to try to hang out for £150m-£200m and blow that Man United budget completely out the water, then they’ve got a decision to make.

“Do we put all our eggs in the one Harry Kane basket if that’s the player we want?

“Or do we spread it out a little bit more and go for a striker who is slightly cheaper or a lot cheaper, that would be Raul Jimenez, and then we can go and spend on one or two other places in the side?

“I think that could work in a striker like Jimenez’s favour if United decide to go down the strategy of spreading the budget out a little bit more.”

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