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Manchester United target Kane happy at Spurs

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is "flattered" to be linked with Manchester United but insists he is happy at White Hart Lane.

Harry Kane says he is happy at Tottenham Credit: PA Images

The 21-year-old has been linked with a big-money summer switch to Old Trafford after scoring 31 goals in all competitions for Spurs last term.

That included 21 in the Barclays Premier League, second behind only Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, in his first full campaign in the top-flight.

With United said to be at the head of a list of suitors, Kane, who is currently on duty with England Under-21s, admitted he was aware of interest but is content to remain in north London.

"I've seen there's interest but that's all I know," he told Sky Sports News HQ.

"It's flattering for other clubs to maybe be interested but I'm happy at Spurs and I'm looking forward to the future."

When he was asked whether it would be hard to turn down United, Kane replied: "Tottenham are a big club and that's the way people have got to see it.

"I'm at a big club now, I'm enjoying my football and I'm looking forward to next season."

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United announce Memphis Depay signing

Manchester United have announced the signing of Dutch winger Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven.

Depay joins on a four-year deal with the option to extend his stay for a further year in the future.

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Pallister reveals Keane rift

Combustible: Gary Pallister has revealed he fell out with Roy Keane Credit: PA Images

Gary Pallister has revealed he and team-mate Roy Keane did not speak during the defender's final year at Manchester United following a pre-season bust-up.

The former United defender admitted their difference of opinion could have been resolved long before it eventually was if the two men had not been so stubborn.

Pallister and Keane formed part of the bedrock upon which Sir Alex Ferguson's all-conquering United dynasty was built but as his time at Old Trafford drew to a close Pallister was at loggerheads with the combustible Irishman.

We just had a fall-out on a pre-season tour. We ended up not speaking. It was weird. It wasn't like we hated each other. We were just both stubborn enough not to say, 'Here...'. We should have both put our hands out after that and got on with it.

We laughed about it at the time, but we just wouldn't be the one to say, 'Let's forget about this'. That's how stubborn we were.

But when I left to go to Middlesbrough in 1998, I went to get my stuff out of the dressing rooms at The Cliff and Roy was walking up the stairs as I was walking down. He started laughing, I started laughing. We shook hands and he said, 'I wish you all the best, big man' and we started talking again after that. Something as daft as that, two people being stubborn."

– Gary Pallister
Pallister blamed stubbornness on both sides for the fall-out with Keane Credit: PA Images

Pallister was speaking in Dublin, where Keane is currently helping Martin O'Neill to prepare his Republic of Ireland squad for Sunday's friendly against England. He added:

The last time I saw him was over at one of the Champions League games. He came to the hotel and we sat down for a coffee and a chat and a catch-up. He's good company.

I admire Roy for the way he is and the fact he always speaks his mind. He's forthright in his views and says what he feels - whether that's always right or it's wrong, you've got to admire that."

– Gary Pallister

United old boy Andrew Cole revealed during a visit to Ireland last year that he saw Pallister and Keane come to blows in Marbella on his first pre-season trip with the Red Devils, although the central defender played down the incident, which left the Irishman looking for his watch. Pallister said with a smile:

"That was a good night. His watch fell on the floor. He was more concerned about that. It must have been a very expensive one. It was handbags. It kind of happened on a players' night out. You hear things and things are said and I don't think there were any connections with any punches. But we managed to keep it quiet from the gaffer - that was always important."

– Gary Pallister
Despite their differences Pallister admits he still has huge admiration for Keane Credit: PA Images

For all that, Pallister said he retains a huge admiration for Keane and is confident he will return to management in his own right before long. He said:

I'm delighted to see him doing well - I'm delighted to see all the guys I played with who have gone into coaching or management do well. He evokes a lot of media coverage, does Roy.

I got on great with him while I was at United. We had our ups and downs at times. I think he's a very strong character.

I would expect to see him back in management in his own right eventually, but I think he will be very good for the Ireland team right now."

– Gary Pallister
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