According to a report by Fichajes, Jose Mourinho has identified Lazio star Ciro Immobile as Harry Kane’s replacement should the Tottenham striker depart in the summer.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding Kane’s future over the past few weeks, with reports suggesting that the striker is a target for Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
However, The Telegraph have claimed that Spurs have no intention of letting the 27-year-old leave the club and are determined to hold on to him for at least another season while Italian journalist Nicolo Schira has suggested that the North Londoners are in talks with the striker over a new contract.
Fichajes report that Kane has already made up his mind to leave Spurs at the end of the season and Mourinho does not want to fight to keep a player who does not want to be at the club.
It is said that Spurs will make a big offer for Immobile from the transfer fee they receive from the sale of the England captain.
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This report should be taken with a pinch of salt for the following reasons. Firstly, although Immobile has had a very good career, Spurs should be looking at a more ambitious replacement if Kane does leave, considering that the Italian is now in the twilight of his career.
Secondly, there is no way Levy is going to let Kane leave without a big fight and the Spurs chairman is not someone clubs will want to enter into negotiations with under the current financial climate as he is likely to demand in excess of £150m.
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