Tottenham have insisted their focus remains on the Premier League run-in despite a fresh report on Monday that Harry Kane has told the club that he wants to leave.
It’s been claimed by Sky Sports that the England captain, unhappy with Spurs’ lack of progress, has informed the north London outfit he wants to depart this summer. He also wants his destination decided before the European Championship, which gets underway on June 11.
Kane is contracted to Tottenham for another three years, with Daniel Levy placing a bumper price tag on their talisman.
Spurs were tight-lipped on Monday evening as they remained focused on their final two league games, with Europa League qualification still on the cards.
A club spokesman said: “We won’t be commenting – our focus is on finishing the season as strongly as possible. That’s what everyone should be focused on.”
The betting market also speculates on where Kane may end up in the future, where both Manchester City and Manchester United give 2/1 in odds.
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Levy also remains a tough negotiator, so any transfer talks are likely to be long and drawn out – but there are replacements out there that wouldn’t be the end of the world for Spurs.
Kane had said in an interview at the end of March that it would be “hard” to talk about his future and that his focus was on the rest of the season with Spurs and then the Euros.
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But he has also regularly spoken about his desire to win trophies and that is something that has not yet materialised at Tottenham.
During Kane’s time in Spurs’ first team, they have had two Premier League title challenges fall away, lost in the Champions League final and been beaten in two League Cup finals, including this season’s.
Spurs are also currently without a manager following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal last month, and the new boss faces a huge rebuilding job in the summer.