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Tottenham: Kane heading for exit?; interest in free-kick specialist; £15m man loaned

Tottenham: Kane heading for exit?; interest in free-kick specialist; £15m man loaned

Over the last few seasons, Spurs have been known for losing their best players. In the last decade, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Dimitar Berbatov are some of the bigger names who have departed the club for supposedly greater opportunities, so it would be a worry to fans to see Harry Kane attracting significant interest.

According to the Metro that is exactly what has happened. Italian giants Napoli need to replace striker Gonzalo Higuain, and have a £75 million war chest to use to utilise in order to replace the Juventus striker, and Kane is one of the names at the top of their list.

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Unsurprisingly, Spurs have rejected the offer for their 23-year-old star, and it was very unlikely that a fan favourite like Kane would want to leave White Hart Lane and risk his career in Serie A. The sum offered has not been named, but Napoli would have to make a huge move in order to try and convince Spurs to depart with their man.

Unless the Italians come back in with an enormous offer, maybe even eclipsing what they received for Higuain, there is no chance that Kane is going to be leaving this close to the transfer deadline.

So, Kane looks like he is staying at White Hart Lane, and he could soon be joined by more attacking talent in the shape of Bayer Leverkusen’s Hakan Calhanoglu.

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According to the Daily Mail, Calhanoglu has attracted interest from Spurs, but is keen to stay at Bayer Leverkusen after talks with Roger Schmidt.

Renowned for his set-piece capabilities, the 22-year-old Turk has struck 21 times in his two seasons in Leverkusen, scoring a selection of wonderful free-kicks. He was slightly underwhelming in a disappointing Turkey side at the European Championships, but it cannot be doubted that Calhanoglu is one of Europe’s most exciting young talents, and Spurs would be very lucky to have him if they were to make the move.

Finally, Tottenham may be ready to wave goodbye to out-of-favour midfielder Nabil Bentaleb as the midfielder accepted an offer to move to German club Schalke.

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However, the move would not be permanent, with Schalke asking for an initial loan, with Spurs insistent that they pay £15 million next summer.

Spurs rejected a £10 million offer for Bentaleb from Schalke, and had previously said they were not interested in loaning the Algerian out, but a loan with an option to buy may be the best way for each party to get what they want from the deal.

At just 21 years of age, Bentaleb has plenty of time to improve and make an impact for his new club, but he is way behind Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembélé and Dele Alli in the central midfield pecking order. He is a tidy player with plenty to offer, but his future at Spurs looks very limited and he will benefit from a move to Germany.

He would be the second player to depart Spurs this week if he were to leave, after DeAndre Yedlin completed a £5 million move to Championship side Newcastle United, replacing new Watford signing Daryl Janmaat.

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