Confirmed: Chelsea rival pull out of race for £150m transfer target

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Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are the three Premier League clubs to be linked with a move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

With Kane signalling that he’d like to leave Spurs during the summer transfer window in search of trophies, Chelsea, United and City have all been linked with the 27-year-old.

Kane is believed to be valued around £150m, but it seems Manchester United have now pulled out of the deal.

According to the Athletic, United are not willing to challenge their rivals for Kane’s signature for two reasons.

The publication claimed that the signing of Jadon Sancho which will cost the club £73m is a contributing factor as well as Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy who’s known to be a hard negotiator.

United have a difficult history with Levy, as the Spurs chairman is notorious for being a hard negotiator. Levy demanded a then-club record fee of £30.75m for Dimitar Berbatov in 2009 and only allowed the Bulgarian to join United on deadline day after a summer of protracted talks.

This could now mean that Chelsea and Manchester City may be left to rival each other for Erling Haaland and Harry Kane, who are both valued around £150m.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have also had their rough times in dealing with Levy. Back in 2012, Levy played hard balls in negotiations for Luka Modric. Modric was keen on a move to Chelsea, but Levy was reluctant to sell to his London rival and only let him leave to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

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