Chelsea huge admirers of Harry Kane ahead of summer transfer window
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Chelsea huge admirers of Harry Kane ahead of summer transfer window

Journalist Ben Jacobs has told Caught Offside that the Chelsea hierarchy are huge admirers of Harry Kane, but will struggle to sign the Tottenham Hotspur talisman during the summer transfer window.

Kane’s future looks set to move back onto the agenda at some stage in the coming months. Antonio Conte’s arrival at Spurs appeared to leave the England captain happy to stay in North London for the time-being.

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However, it is yet to become clear whether Conte will be the man to take Tottenham back into trophy contention. And that is particularly problematic as Kane’s contract expires at the end of next season.

Chelsea reportedly admirers of Harry Kane ahead of the summer transfer window

He turns 30 in the summer. So his next contract could be a pivotal one in his career. And Daniel Levy will face a tough decision should the striker decide that he is not planning to sign fresh terms.

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If there is any player Levy would be ready to keep and risk losing on a free, it is surely Kane. But Jacobs has suggested that there are a couple of Premier League sides who would like to test Tottenham’s resolve at the end of the season.

“I think Manchester United and Chelsea could come into the conversation. The Chelsea ownership are huge admirers of Harry Kane, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be bought or sold,” he told Caught Offside.

“Sometimes the way clubs operate sets a marker – with Christian Pulisic, for example, when he was offered potentially an opportunity at Manchester United and Newcastle and wanted to loan him, Todd Boehly made it clear he didn’t want to loan the player to a rival even with an option to buy.

“When you set that marker and say you don’t want to do business with Premier League rivals, if you then come calling and you’ve said that over another deal, it can be that bit harder to get the deal done.” 

Tottenham would send out worrying message selling talisman

Spurs are not necessarily in the strongest position when it comes to Kane, if he decides to not sign a new contract. He could potentially wait it out and leave on a free in 18 months.

Having said that, Tottenham would surely rather risk losing him in 2024 for nothing rather than selling him to a Premier League rival in this coming summer.

Spurs would set themselves back a long way if they let Kane go to a Premier League rival this summer – no matter what they may be ready to offer.

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