Manchester United could use Dean Henderson to bring Tottenham to the negotiating table for Harry Kane.
Tottenham have targeted Henderson as an alternative this summer if United are willing to let him leave, says ESPN.
And the report adds Red Devils chiefs could use that to their advantage in negotiations over Kane.
Kane is believed to be Erik ten Hag's no1 target this summer but United fear nightmare negotiations with Spurs chief Daniel Levy.
The striker is understood to have an asking price of £100million but there is concern shrewd negotiator Levy could drag on talks until late in the window.
However, Spurs' interest in Henderson could encourage Levy to be more open to talks involving Kane.
The shot-stopper could also be keen on a move to North London after joining Nottingham Forest on loan to get more first-team football this season.