CBS Sports reporter Ben Jacobs has claimed that Chelsea and Manchester United could potentially look to explore a move to sign Harry Kane.
The speculation linking Kane with a move to Bayern Munich has cooled down over the last few weeks, with some German outlets reporting that the Bundesliga giants are having doubts over whether the Tottenham man would be willing to move to Germany (Sport BILD via Sport Witness).
Todofichajes claimed on Tuesday that Real Madrid have now emerged as a contender to sign the England captain, with the Los Blancos said to have turned their attention to the 29-year-old after being frustrated in their efforts to sign Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
The report suggested that the striker is ready ‘to start a new adventure in his career’ and that the operation would cost around €100m (£88.6m) for Carlo Ancelotti’s men next summer.
Jacobs believes that the likes of Man Utd and Chelsea may have an advantage in the race for Kane as the Tottenham man does not wish to leave the Premier League.
The journalist revealed that the Chelsea hierarchy are big fans of the Spurs star but he questioned if Daniel Levy would sell his talisman to a direct rival.
When asked about Bayern’s pursuit of Kane, Jacobs told CaughtOffside: “There are two issues – the transfer fee is difficult for Bayern, and Kane himself doesn’t necessarily want to leave the Premier League, where he feels settled.
“I think Manchester United and Chelsea could come into the conversation. The Chelsea ownership are huge admirers of Harry Kane, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be bought or sold.
“Sometimes the way clubs operate sets a marker – with Christian Pulisic, for example, when he was offered potentially an opportunity at Manchester United and Newcastle and wanted to loan him, Todd Boehly made it clear he didn’t want to loan the player to a rival even with an option to buy.
“When you set that marker and say you don’t want to do business with Premier League rivals, if you then come calling and you’ve said that over another deal, it can be that bit harder to get the deal done.”
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Liverpool’s struggles this season have proven that no club in the Premier League apart from Manchester City, can offer players a guarantee of competing for major trophies every season. So, I do not think Kane would be tempted to jump ship to either Chelsea or Man Utd, particularly if Conte signs a new contract at Spurs.
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