Chelsea given Harry Kane boost as Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy open to trade
The 27-year-old England captain has been heavily linked with an exit from Tottenham since the business end of the last season, with Manchester City and Chelsea among the clubs showing a strong interest in him, along with Manchester United.
Manchester City, in fact, have already had an offer rejected by Tottenham for Kane, with Daniel Levy determined to keep hold of his prized possession this summer. However, as per the aforementioned report, if push comes to shove, the Spurs’ supremo might relent on his stance, but in somewhat of a shock claim, could prefer doing business with London rivals Chelsea over Man City.
Chelsea and Tottenham have been at loggerheads with respect to transfers for a number of years now, after the Blues’ attempt to poach Luka Modric from the club. However, Levy is of the belief that if he were to accept a player plus cash deal for Kane, Chelsea would be in a position to offer him players suited to the needs of the club, who will also be more affordable.
Indeed, the name of striker Tammy Abraham has been mentioned, who could come in as a direct replacement in the No. 9 role. Either of Andreas Christensen or Kurt Zouma could also be options considering that Tottenham are looking at defensive reinforcements. (h/t Express)
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While Man City had already tabled an offer of cash plus player, the stars that were being offered – Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Aymeric Laporte – all earn significantly high wages which would be difficult for Tottenham to cover. (h/t Express)
Despite what is being said, manager Nuno Espirito Santo sounded extremely confident when he claimed that Kane will remain a Tottenham player this summer. Currently away on a holiday, a clearer picture of his future will only emerge once he is back at the club.