Report: Chelsea “most willing” in pursuit of Tottenham forward Harry Kane
Chelsea are reportedly willing to meet the asking price of Tottenham’s Harry Kane this summer.
According to the Independent, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are all interested in a potential swoop for the 27-year-old striker.
It is understood that the England captain has told Spurs he wants to leave at the end of the season, but it would take a mammoth figure of £150million to get him.
The report explains that Chelsea are “most willing” to pay the money it would take for his signature, plus they are on the search to sign a new number nine.
If Kane is to leave Spurs, it will be the biggest Premier League transfer of the summer by a long way.
His record of 32 goals in 47 games across all competitions this season highlights his form this year, and he’s already seventh in the all-time list of highest ever Premier League goalscorers.
Chelsea star Mason Mount, who plays alongside Kane with England, previously gave a glowing verdict about the Spurs frontman:
“He is so clinical in training. I find myself just watching him and thinking ‘wow’. Every shot is going in the top corner – he is so clinical in training and so focused,” Mount said in 2019.
“He is a top, top player and to play with him and be around him, learning of him is the best thing as a young player coming up. He is brilliant for the squad and a top leader.”
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If Kane really is available to sign this summer, you’d be foolish to miss out.
He’s easily been one of the world’s elite centre-forwards in the last five years, and is capable of scoring all types of goals with his left foot, right foot or head.
It seems unlikely that Chelsea could tempt him across London, but stranger transfers have happened in the past.
If Kane ends up joining this season’s Premier League champions Manchester City, it could be an impossible task for anyone to try catch them next year.
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