Chelsea could offer up to at least three members of Thomas Tuchel’s squad in order to sign Harry Kane.
According to ESPN, the Blues would consider using Tammy Abraham, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Callum Hudson-Odoi in a potential swap deal for Tottenham Hotspur’s talisman.
Daniel Levy has set his asking price for Kane at £150m (ESPN), a sizeable figure considering the state of football’s financial market.
The 27-year-old is also contracted to Spurs for another three years, so signing him will not be simple.
However, Chelsea are desperate to land a new centre-forward ahead of next season and view Kane as a very favourable option.
In an attempt to try lower Levy’s fee, they might present a few of their own to soften the blow.
ESPN sources say Hudson-Odoi is being weighed up as an alternative, yet he seems far more settled in Tuchel’s system than his teammates.
Following their apparent fall-out after during the Southampton game, the Blues boss admitted that: ‘Callum’s been fantastic for me and it’s on him to show me that every game and every day in training.’
Abraham has looked out of the Stamford Bridge door for some time.
If Kane did leave, Tottenham would need another striker to plug the gap.
Although Abraham isn’t in the same ilk as England’s captain, he can still do a decent job at Premier League level.
Kepa could also be another interesting avenue to explore.
Tottenham’s current no.1 goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, is entering into the final 12 months of his deal.
Permitted he doesn’t sign an extension, a backup or new first choice ‘keeper would be required.
Following Edouard Mendy’s arrival last September, Kepa has been resigned to a supporting role at Chelsea.
Any offer of being the main man between the sticks again would be enticing.
Whatever helps to land Harry ahead of our competitors, I’m game for.
I seriously wouldn’t mind Abraham or Kepa moving to a rival, if it meant they got minutes and Chelsea got Kane.
I’d be slightly sceptical about Hudson-Odoi moving, only because I think he’s got a big future under Tuchel.
Also, letting Kepa go would mean signing another ‘keeper. I wonder what Gianluigi Donnarumma is up to…