Chelsea are reportedly the ‘most willing buyer’ in the race to sign Harry Kane, though Daniel Levy will demand a fee of £200m for the wantaway Tottenham forward.
Kane has informed Spurs of his desire to leave the north London side in search of silverware, having failed to win a major trophy since coming through the ranks at the north London side.
The 27-year-old’s desire to leave Spurs has alerted several Premier League rivals with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all interested in signing the England captain, and the Independent are reporting that it is the west Londoners are the ‘most willing buyer’.
Thomas Tuchel is keen to sign a new centre-forward this summer with owner Roman Abramovich prepared to back the German in the transfer market, with Tammy Abraham set to depart and Timo Werner having endured an indifferent debut season at Stamford Bridge.
Signing for Chelsea would raise huge controversy however given the rivalry between the two sides and it remains unknown whether Kane would be willing to make the move to Stamford Bridge.
The star’s situation is complicated by the six-year contract he signed following the 2018 World Cup, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy in a strong negotiating position and reportedly demanding a fee of around £200m to even ‘consider’ selling the club’s prized asset.
It appears unlikely any side would be willing to pay that figure for a player who will turn 28 this summer, though Manchester City are ‘preparing a proposal’ in a bid to entice Levy into a sale, while Man Utd are ‘monitoring the situation’.
Kane has enjoyed an excellent season to finish as the Premier League’s leading scorer and assist provider, but any interested parties must weigh up whether a deal makes economic sense given his age and Levy’s reputation as a tough negotiator.
It is suggested that the most ‘realistic’ prospect in order for a move to happen is a player plus cash deal, with Spurs receiving in excess of £100m plus a ‘significant’ player in return.
Kane had reportedly been keen to sort his future before the start of the European Championship on June 11, though there appears little chance of that happening before England begin their campaign against Croatia on June 13.
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Author: Harry Diamond