Danny Murphy has said that while he initially expected Harry Kane to remain at Tottenham, he now believes that the strike will leave if Spurs do not finish in the top four.
The speculation linking Kane with moves to Manchester United and Bayern Munich shows no signs of dissipating as we get closer to the summer window.
The Daily Mirror reported last week that Tottenham are expected to demand over £100m for the striker even if he does not sign a new deal and suggested that Man Utd may be willing to pay that fee since he is now their priority target.
However, this claim was contradicted by Alasdair Gold, who said on Football.London on Tuesday that Spurs have no intention of selling Kane this summer and remarked that the 29-year-old is open to at least holding talks regarding a new contract.
Murphy believes that the England captain will be on his way to Old Trafford if United and Newcastle pip Tottenham to a Champions League qualification spot.
When asked about Kane’s future, the former Spurs midfielder told Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel: “Do you know what, I got asked this a couple of weeks ago and I thought he’ll stay now. I did.
“Not just Conte going, they’re falling off, the fans are disgruntled, their squad is not playing well, probably not going to be in the Champions League by the looks of it – I don’t think so anyway, I think Newcastle and United will get those – and I think that’ll be enough.
“If they don’t get in the Champions League, I think he’ll go to United.”
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The noises coming out of Spurs over the last couple of weeks indicate that Daniel Levy is determined to hold on to Kane even if he does not sign a new contract and is prepared to risk the prospect of the striker potentially leaving on a free transfer in 2024.
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