A report in the Spanish media suggests Real Madrid may step up their pursuit of Harry Kane, and will use Ferland Mendy as part of the offer to tempt Tottenham Hotspur into parting with their star man.

Harry Kane is just coming off the back of an incredible season, from an individual point of view. The 29-year-old scored 30 league goals (Transfermarkt) and also became Tottenham‘s all-time leading goalscorer earlier this year (GOAL).

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Despite this, Spurs endured a dire campaign as a team and finished eighth in the Premier League.

It was also yet another season without silverware, which has led some to suspect Kane will look to leave the club this summer.

With 12 months left on his current contract, and interest from various avenues, there is now a very real chance that Kane could move on.

Real Madrid are one club that has been mooted as a possible destination for the England captain (AS) and now it seems the La Liga giants are preparing their next move.

According to the latest from Cadena SER, Madrid are worried Karim Benzema will leave their ranks, and have identified Kane as the perfect replacement.

The report claims Kane’s next destination is unclear, but insists it is “certain” he will leave Spurs this summer given the current situation.

Madrid will reportedly “try hard” to sign Kane, though no “formal conversations” are thought to have taken place as of yet.

Los Blancos are expected to pay in the region of €100 million for Kane.

However, it is believed Eden Hazard has already been mentioned as a possible counterweight in negotiations, and now Mendy’s name “could become part of all the conversations.”

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I don’t think any Spurs fan would be too happy to see Ferland Mendy or Eden Hazard arrive at the club as a consolation prize for losing Kane.

That said, I can’t see Kane moving abroad, as he seems very settled in England and wants Shearer’s record.

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