Tottenham have no plans to sell talisman striker Harry Kane this summer. Reports surfaced over the weekend that Spurs would be willing to allow their prized asset to join Premier League rivals Manchester United in exchange for £200million.
There have been fresh doubts over Kane’s long-term future at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium over the last few weeks following an Instagram Live chat where the England captain refused to rule out leaving his boyhood club, saying he would not stay at Spurs ‘for the sake of it’ and made clear his ambition to win top trophies.
“I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs but I’ve always said if I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, I’m not someone to stay there for the sake of it,” he told former Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp.
“I’m an ambitious player, I want to improve, get better and become one of the top, top players. It all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team.
“So it’s not a definite I’m going to stay there forever, but it’s not a no either.”
Chairman Daniel Levy was said to be unhappy with vice-captain Kane over his suggestions of a possible move away from the north London club, as well as recent comments about voiding the season.
Manchester United have been linked with a strong interest in the England skipper and it has been claimed that Kane could move to Old Trafford, with Levy putting a £200million price tag on his head.
The Red Devils have been in need of a striker since they sold Romelu Lukaku last summer, with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial only having limited success in the centre-forward position.
Odion Ighalo has impressed since moving to Old Trafford on loan from China in January, but he’s not a long-term option, whereas Kane could still have a decade left at the top level.
If a £200m deal was struck for Kane, it would beat the world record £198m Paris Saint-Germain paid for Barcelona star Neymar in 2017.
But it is understood that, despite the reports and speculation over his exit, Tottenham are not considering selling their star man as it stands.