Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has been speaking about Harry Kane after being asked about any potential interest in the Tottenham Hotspur forward.

Tottenham failed to qualify for European football next season after a disappointing eighth place finish left the club without involvement in a continental competition for the first time in over a decade.

Kane’s own future in north London has been the subject of regular speculation in the press with Manchester United among those said to be keen on landing the England captain (Football Insider).

Real Madrid have also been tipped as a potential destination for the 29-year-old with sources claiming that Ancelotti has instructed his board to land the Tottenham forward this summer, however, it was pointed out to the Italian about how difficult it would be to get a deal over the line (The Athletic).

The Real boss was quizzed about a potential move for Kane and while praising the quality of the striker, he refused to comment directly on a switch out of respect for Tottenham.

Speaking before Real Madrid’s final league game of the season, Ancelotti told Sky Sports: “You’re really interested in what’s going to happen next season. 

“I can talk about my future, not the future of the squad, which is underway. Kane is a top player, but he’s a Tottenham player and we have to respect him and Tottenham.

“What I know is that next season’s squad is going to be very competitive. The Real Madrid squad always is. It’s going to be a different squad, but it’s going to be competitive, no matter what.”

Harry Kane

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SpursWeb Opinion

Every top club will have an interest in the availability of Harry Kane, however, it appears questionable that he would seek a move abroad when he is closing in on Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record.

The most likely outcome is either Spurs decide to sell him to Manchester United, or he leaves on a free transfer at the end of next season.


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