Clubs in touch as Harry Kane sets to leave Tottenham

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Harry Kane has again told Tottenham he wants to leave this summer.

Spurs are now making enquiries about replacement centre-forwards, in the first indication that the club are willing to consider the feelings of their 27-year-old talisman.

They do not want to sell their prized asset, but Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been in touch with Kane’s representatives CK66 expressing a desire to sign the England international.

Kane’s preference is to remain in the Premier League and he wants to have his future resolved before turning out for England at this summer’s European Championships in June.

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Kane has made no secret in recent interviews that he wants to compete for Europe’s top team trophies, having found them out of his grasp at both White Hart Lane and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

It is understood that Tottenham even persuaded Kane to delay plans that he harboured to leave last summer, after Jose Mourinho had replaced Mauricio Pochettino earlier in the 2019-20 season.

Spurs hoped their first full season under Mourinho would be a successful one, and they were top of the Premier League in December, but amid a Kane injury their form disintegrated and they are set to miss out on Champions League football again with a finish outside this year’s top four.

A Tottenham spokesperson told Sky Sports: “We have a season to finish and we want to finish it as strongly as possible. That’s all everyone should be focussing on.”

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Sky Sports News reported last week that United are not expected to target another centre-forward this summer after re-signing Edinson Cavani, preferring to focus on strengthening at centre-back and central midfield, amid an expectation that obtaining Kane will be too difficult and that Erling Haaland will stay at Dortmund.

Meanwhile, City also have Kane, Haaland, Romelu Lukaku and Danny Ings on their list as they look to replace Sergio Aguero. Chelsea too have been linked with Haaland, Lukaku and now Kane.

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