Report: Chelsea have asked to be given updates over 'world-class' £150m player, with his future uncertain

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly received a request from Chelsea to keep them informed about Harry Kane’s movements.

According to ESPN, the Blues wanted updates on Kane’s future last summer, as Spurs wrestled with the striker’s desires to leave the club.

What has been happening with Harry?

The England captain almost left North London to join Manchester City, after the Premier League champions offered Tottenham £100m (Sky) for the 28-year-old.

Kane had apparently already made it clear to the chain of command that he wanted a new challenge for the current season.

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City would’ve been an extremely eye-opening and enticing prospect, considering the calibre of talent already at the disposal of Pep Guardiola.

However, Daniel Levy rejected this offer – instead demanding £150m (ESPN) – and somehow managed to lock away the talismanic number ten for another term.

Chelsea lurked in the background whilst this duel between Levy and City’s ensued.

Roman Abramovich was desperately searching the market for a definitive goal scorer to help achieve his goal of reclaiming the league.

After juggling with Erling Haaland’s signature throughout the warm transfer window, the Stamford Bridge owner eventually landed upon Romelu Lukaku.

But this wasn’t before he flirted with the idea of snatching Kane from the jaws of Spurs.

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Whilst this deal between the two capital city adversaries was probably never going to happen, it made supporters of the Blues think what if.

It seems this fantasy transaction might still be on Abramovich’s mind.

Champions League key to Kane’s future

Tottenham’s deadly frontman may well push for the exit door once again, depending on how Antonio Conte’s squad finishes the campaign.

Failure to qualify for any European competition and surely Conte can wave goodbye to his lethal attacker.

Spurs made good strides towards breaching the top six on Sunday by defeating Manchester City at the Etihad 3-2.

Rather poetically, Kane bagged a brace against the team who tried so desperately to sign him nearly 18 months ago.

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“Harry for sure we’re talking about a world-class striker,” said Conte after his side’s sizeable scalping.

That performance in Manchester will surely encourage Chelsea to consider at least conversing with Tottenham about Kane.

Especially as their own centre-forward, Romelu Lukaku, is stuck in the mud right now.

Give Daniel a call, Roman, and go from there.

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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.