Report: Chelsea most willing to sign £200m rated gem who Lampard called 'one of the best'

Chelsea are said to be the most proactive Premier League side in the pursuit of Harry Kane.

According to the Independent, Chelsea have emerged as the ‘most willing’ club to spend whatever money it will take for Kane to leave Tottenham Hotspur.

But how much is Daniel Levy asking for his talismanic attacker?

Independent sources state that £200m is the minimum Spurs want to part ways with their iconic no.10.

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 This has ramped up from the previously estimated figure of £150m (Telegraph).


Kane’s weight in gold

It is understandable that Levy would want to sap every penny out of potential buyers.

Kane has been a priceless commodity for over half a decade, highlighted by his performances this season.

The 27-year-old won his third top flight Golden Boot with 23 goals and finished as the division’s chief playmaker, providing 14 assists.

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However, a lack of silverware with Spurs has seemingly run Kane’s patience thin.

He openly expressed his desire to win titles before his career concludes, a commodity that’s evaded him at Tottenham.

Harry up and join Chelsea

Any team would be lucky to have the England captain leading their line, with Chelsea extremely eager to sign a new centre-forward.

Their need for an efficient striker is set in black and white.

Jorginho ended the campaign as the Blues top scorer in the league with seven strikes, the lowest tally since 1975.

Of course, trying to buy Kane will be costly. However, the price of winning trophies might just outweigh the financial setback for Chelsea.

If he does make the switch from Spurs, there will be plenty of admirers waiting for him at Stamford Bridge.

None more so than Frank Lampard, who described Kane in a press conference as ‘one of the best players in world football.’

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.