After months of speculation around the sale of Harry Kane, it is increasingly looking like Tottenham Hotspur are unwilling to sell their main man this summer for anything lower than their asking price.
It was previously reported that Spurs are not willing to sell Kane to a rival in the Premier League and that put clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea out of the running as both clubs were genuinely interested in the Englishman.
The striker’s current contract runs out in the summer of 2024 and that has provided Spurs and chairman Daniel Levy with a headache. They do not wish to lose him this season but will miss out on a decent transfer fee if they allow him to run his contract down.
Reports from around London suggest that Spurs believe they can convince their record goal-scorer to sign a new deal if they do not let him go in the transfer window. He has also not put in an official transfer request.
Further reports are suggesting that Spurs have offered Kane a new contract worth £400,000/week. This amounts to £20.8 million/year and would be double the salary from his previous contract.
But, Spurs are playing a risky game as there are no suggestions from Kane that he is willing to sign a new contract at the club. They may risk him joining a rival club anyway while also missing out on a transfer fee likely to be in excess of £70 million.
There are reports surrounding Kane that suggest if the England captain is to leave Tottenham, his most likely destination is Bayern Munich. The German giants and potentially also Paris Saint-Germain are the only interested parties that Spurs are willing to negotiate with as they are from outside England.
Kane is rumoured to be seeking a weekly wage package of around £600,000, if he is to leave North London.
Bayern have made two offers already to Spurs for the striker but both have been rejected. Representatives from both clubs were due to hold a meeting in London on Friday but rumours suggest that meeting was cancelled, fueling more speculation around Kane’s future.
Kane is believed to be in no rush to sign a contract extension while the transfer window is still open as he is not closing the door on any potential deals. He will also be contractually allowed to open discussions regarding potential moves to any club if he has not signed a new contract with Spurs by January 2024. This would be Tottenham’s worst-case scenario.