Harry Kane tells Tottenham he wants to leave this summer to spark £150m transfer tussle between City, United and Chelsea… and the England captain wants his future sorted BEFORE Euro 2020
- Tottenham may be set to lose Harry Kane after the striker said he wants to leave
- Rivals Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are interested in Kane
- All three clubs are believed to have made contact with Kane’s representatives
Harry Kane has informed Tottenham he wants to leave this summer sparking a £150million scramble for the England captain.
The centre-forward’s desire to leave Spurs has been an open secret for over a year – and the 27-year-old has now told chairman Daniel Levy of his intention to move ahead of next season.
Spurs have been bracing themselves for the bombshell for a number of weeks having privately indicated that Kane would not be available for any price this summer.
Harry Kane has reportedly again told Tottenham that he wants to leave the club this summer
The north London club stopped short of denying that Kane has expressed his desire to quit the club this summer.
There remains a feeling at Tottenham that no club will get close to the £150million bid it would take for them to even consider letting Kane leave this summer.
Nevertheless, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are among the clubs with a genuine interest in signing Kane.
Kane is understood to want a quick resolution to his future – ideally with a move sorted by the start of Euros.
But the likelihood of that happening appear remote given Tottenham’s stance and his huge price tag.
Tottenham are enduring a poor campaign and Kane wants his future sorted before Euro 2020
Owner Daniel Levy looks set to be faced with a big decision over the future of talisman Kane
Levy is well known to be a fierce negotiator and given the club don’t want to sell their prized-asset, the Spurs chairman will look to secure full valuation for the Kane.
Sources claim that Spurs will steadfastly refuse to sell Kane to a Premier League rival, meaning the club will only consider offers from abroad.
Only Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain could realistically afford to sign Kane.
Pep Guardiola and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have been tipped to battle it out for Kane’s signature
Thomas Tuchel is also believed to want to bring Kane to Chelsea with the club having enquired
Sportsmail understands Juventus also view Kane as a dream signing – but there is some doubt over whether the Italian club can afford the wages of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kane.
Despite the confidence that then can keep hold of Kane, Spurs recruitment staff have already started the process of identifying Kane’s successor.
Kane has spoken on numerous occasion of his desire to win trophies and that he would consider a move away if Tottenham weren’t competing for top-level silverware.
Interim boss Ryan Mason insisted last month that Spurs won’t need to steal a spot in the continent’s top club competition to keep Kane.
Tottenham would be set to recoup a large fee for top ace Kane, whose contract runs until 2024
‘Harry Kane loves this football club and that’s been proven over the last seven, eight years,’ Mason said. ‘He’s one of the best strikers in the world.
‘Everyone know that, we know that and I would like to think Harry knows that as well.’
However, the latest revelations indicate that Kane, who has scored 220 goals in 334 total appearances for Spurs, will indeed leave the club over the coming weeks.
A Tottenham spokesperson said: ‘We have a season to finish and we want to finish it as strongly as possible.
‘That’s all we are focused on.’
With just two fixtures of the campaign left to play, Tottenham have been dragged into a dogfight to ensure they at least play in the Europa League next term.
High-flying West Ham and Everton are also in contention to finish in the top six, and the seventh-placed team will instead play in the new Europa Conference League.