Report: Harry Kane faces contract battle at Spurs with Daniel Levy expected to dig in his heels

Harry Kane
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Tottenham Hotspur are expected to be reluctant to meet Harry Kane’s £400,000-a-week wage demands, according to the Evening Standard.

The England captain revealed yesterday that he would be remaining with Tottenham this summer following a transfer window which has been dominated by speculation that he could join Manchester City.

Kane is now seeking improved contract terms to reflect Tottenham’s £160million valuation which would make him one of the top earners in the Premier League, putting himself in the company of Kevin De Bruyne, David De Gea and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Tottenham are prepared to dig in their heels and not buckle to Kane’s demands by showing reluctance to improve his deal which still has three years to run.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is expected to be reluctant to agree for a transfer release clause to be inserted into any new contract and would want to extend his deal, which currently has three years to run further to once again retain control, should the striker once again reiterate his wish to leave.

Levy would want any improved contract terms to be structured around incentives based on individual and team successes, rather than handing him a fixed-price increase.

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It was only natural that Kane would look to push for a pay rise after seeing his hopes of a move to Man City and a hefty payday denied by Levy.

Kane isn’t exactly flavour of the month at present and is not in the best place given his current contract length to be making all of the demands.

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