Jose Mourinho responds to Harry Kane transfer speculation

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Harry Kane
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Tottenham Hotspur face a tough match against Newcastle United this weekend and Jose Mourinho took part in his press this afternoon. Unsurprisingly, Harry Kane’s future was one of the first questions on the itinerary.

The Spurs head coach was asked whether the talk surrounding Kane’s future surprises him and whether he would have preferred the striker to give a less ambiguous answer while on international duty.

When asked about his future this week, Kane claimed that he would not concentrate on that until after the Euros with England in the summer, simultaneously not stating that he wants to leave or that he will definitely stay.

However, many reports have claimed that an exit would be difficult for Kane. Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol claimed that it was pretty much impossible for any club to afford the England captain this summer.

The Daily Mail reported that Levy would not sell to a Premier League rival and would likely charge £150m to anyone around Europe.

Fabrizio Romano also stated that Spurs plan on offering Kane a new contract and an exit would be difficult for their star man.

Mourinho had this to say on the situation (Football London): “I cannot play that game.

“I have to focus on what he is for us. Of course, I’m always pleased with my players when they go to international games but I cannot play that game.

“I can only focus on what he does for us and the effort he put in for us at Villa, the effort he put in for England, and the match at Newcastle and whether playing well or not, he will be there for the team.”

“I want Harry to be with us what he has been. I want Harry to repeat against Newcastle the same performance he had against Aston Villa, the same commitment, desire and leadership. I know he will.”

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