Report: Italian giants target Kane as ideal replacement for striker

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Harry Kane
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Harry Kane is reportedly on Juventus’ shortlist of striker targets as Gonzalo Higuain’s time with the Italian giants appears to be coming to an end.

Higuain is currently in Argentina for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak where he is caring for his mother who suffers with cancer.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the striker is reluctant to return to Turin during the pandemic, even though his Juventus teammates are expected back next week to undergo a 14-day isolation period before returning to training.

It is reported such actions could lead to the club having to take disciplinary action or even terminate his current contract which expires in 2021 – a move which would save Juventus £23m.

Should Higuain depart, the 35-time Serie A champions would be in the market for a replacement striker, and Harry Kane is viewed as the ‘ideal replacement’.

According to transfermarkt, the England captain has netted 17 times for Tottenham Hotspur this season – an impressive record when compared to Higuain’s 8 goals for Juventus.

It is likely Daniel Levy and Jose Mourinho would be reluctant to lose their prized asset, but Kane admitted he wouldn’t stay at Tottenham “for the sake of it” if he felt the club’s progression had stalled.

Any move for the two-time Premier League and World Cup golden boot winner is expected to cost in excess of £200m (Daily Mail).

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