An improbable transfer link concerning Harry Kane has emerged from a spurious report in Spain.
The Tottenham and England striker has reportedly told friends he fancies moving to Real Madrid.
The no-so-reliable Don Balon report Kane wants to play alongside Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo in the Spanish capital.
It’s a story that is in stark contrast to the rhetoric which has come from the 24-year-old striker in the past.
Kane, who has scored 15 goals in 17 games this season, taking his Spurs tally to 114 goals in 182 games, has always maintained he has no interest in leaving his boyhood club.
And at the start of the season he told Sky Sports: “I’d love to stay here for the rest of my career. We’ll just have to see what happens.”
Not according to the SPanish outlet who recognise that Zinedine Zidane is on the lookout for attacking players after a poor start to their La Liga season.
The Real Madrid boss did pour praise on Kane ahead of a Champions League meeting between the two sides at the Bernabeu last month.
“I do not know what will happen in the future,” said Zidane, when he was asked whether Kane was a target for Los Blancos.
“He is a key player for Tottenham He is very good at everything, the best thing is that he always has the goal in his head.
“He does not just stay (still) on the field, but he always attacks space at speed. He is a complete player. He did not seem to be one (at first), but in the end, he is.”
Just how a Spanish site have got a ‘scoop’ on Kane is questionable and it’s fair to say the article, which also claims Kane has ruled out Barcelona, can be taken with a pinch of salt as last month he said he had no burning desire to play abroad.
Kane said during an England press conference last month: “I would never say no or yes. You’d not rule out anything. It’s not something I definitely want to do, but you never rule anything out.
“I’m very happy here (at Tottenham), but we’ll see what happens.”