Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly demand a fee in the region of £88m for Harry Kane this summer, with Manchester United set to battle Paris Saint-Germain for his signature.
Spurs will, of course, be keen to keep hold of their all-time leading goal scorer, but with negotiations over a new contract currently at a standstill, they may be forced into selling him.
Indeed, while Tottenham were able to fend off interest from Manchester City two years ago, it may prove more difficult to keep Kane this summer.
It’s no secret that the England captain is desperate to win a major trophy before his career ends – something that so far, hasn’t been possible at Spurs.
It’s also looking unlikely that the North London club will be competing in the Champions League next year, which will only make Kane’s departure more likely.
As previously reported by TEAMtalk, the 29-year-old will only make his decision on a new deal once Tottenham have appointed a new manager – a decision that Daniel Levy isn’t expected to make until the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Man Utd and PSG have stepped up their pursuit of Kane, so his head could potentially be turned by the opportunity to win trophies elsewhere.
Spurs slap £88m price tag on Kane
According to a report from the Daily Express, Tottenham will demand a fee of £88m for Kane this summer. Although this is still a high amount, it is significantly less than the £100m Man City allegedly bid for him in 2021.
As mentioned, this comes amid heavy interest from both Man Utd and PSG, so Spurs face a fight to keep hold of their star man.
It’s no secret that Erik ten Hag is looking to sign a new centre-forward, with Kane, along with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, thought to be at the top of his shortlist.
Marcus Rashford has been in tremendous form this season – scoring 27 goals across all competitions so far.
But, if Man Utd want to become serial title contenders again, Rashford can’t do it all on his own and Kane certainly has the quality to make them a much more potent force in attack.
However, PSG are also set to be in need of attacking reinforcements with Lionel Messi set to depart the Parc des Princes and given the funds they have at their disposal, they may indeed meet Spurs’ £88m price tag.
This season, Kane has netted 25 goals in 42 appearances across all competitions, along with making four assists, giving him an impressive average of 0.69 goal contributions per game.
With that in mind, both Man Utd and PSG are expected to make an approach for the prolific striker this summer.
Whether or not Kane signs a new deal at Tottenham before then, however, remains to be seen.