Report: What Spurs have told potential striker targets amid Harry Kane rumours

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Dom Le Roy

The Athletic have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have told their centre-forward targets that a starting role will be available next season.

Harry Kane’s admission in an interview with Gary Neville last week that he will hold talks with Daniel Levy has put a major question mark over the striker’s future at Spurs.

While some sources suggest that the interview may have helped to soften Tottenham’s stance regarding selling Kane, others claim that the North London club continue to maintain that they will not sell the England captain to a domestic rival.

The Athletic have now shed some light on what Daniel Levy might be planning to do with Kane ahead of the summer transfer window.

It is revealed that some reports within the industry state that Spurs are telling the strikers on their radar that they could be the club’s first choice next season.

That potentially points to the fact that the club are planning for the eventuality of losing Kane.

The Athletic go on to explain that while Manchester United and Manchester City are both interested in the Spurs star, they might not be willing to spend the kind of money it would take to snap him up.

It is asserted that one of the alternatives City have identified is Danny Ings, who has also been linked with a move to Tottenham.

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One can make the case that if we were to get £150m+ for Kane, it could be worth cashing in on him and using the money to buy 3 or 4 top players.

The squad is in need of a significant rebuild to compete with the top sides and we are not going to have the funds for that unless we sell the England captain.

However, Kane’s value to Spurs is not only about what he produces on the pitch. The striker leaving could create doubts among the likes of Son about signing a new contract. It is also going to make the club a much less attractive destination for any manager we are after.

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