Harry Kane tells Tottenham he wants to leave club this summer

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Harry kane - AP
Harry kane - AP

Harry Kane has told Tottenham Hotspur that he wants to leave the club this summer and ideally stay in the Premier League, sparking interest from Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.

And Kane is hoping that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will grant him his wish after the striker agreed to give his boyhood club another season to try to win a trophy at the end of the last campaign.

Telegraph Sport understands Kane first discussed his future with Tottenham last summer, but eventually agreed to try to help the club end their long run without silverware. But, following another trophyless campaign and the sacking of Jose Mourinho, the 27-year-old has reiterated his desire to move on in the past month and is unlikely to be dissuaded from his position.

City, United and Chelsea have all made it clear they would be interested in signing Kane this summer and want to be kept in touch with any developments.

It now remains to be seen whether or not, in Kane’s eyes at least, Levy remains true to his word and listens to offers for the England captain, who he values at £150million.

Kane has not handed in a transfer request and it is currently unclear whether or not he would be prepared to do so if Levy attempted to hold him against his will. The news of Kane’s desire to leave has come as a huge blow to Spurs at a time when they are without a permanent manager and following a weekend in which fans protested against Levy.

And Tottenham’s stance on Monday night was that the club remain focussed on finishing the season as strongly as possible and that they expect their management and playing staff to do the same.

Kane still has three years remaining on the contract he signed in 2018 which puts Tottenham in a strong negotiating position, and it is hard to see Levy agreeing to sell him to Chelsea in particular.

Levy famously refused to sell Luka Modric to Chelsea and relations between the two London rivals have not been strong for a long time, with Chelsea also stealing Willian from under the noses of Spurs.

That may hand City an advantage with Pep Guardiola wanting to sign a new striker this summer and Kane appearing ready-made to walk into the Spaniard’s team.

Guardiola is a big admirer of Kane and a move to City would pretty much provide a guarantee of the forward achieving his dream and winning some of the biggest trophies.

City and Chelsea have both also shown an interest in Erling Haaland, who Borussia Dortmud insist will not be sold this summer, and the German club have qualified for next season’s Champions League.

Manchester United recently agreed a contract extension with Edinson Cavani, but the opportunity to try to sign one of the world’s best strikers may prove too tempting to turn down.

With United qualified for next season’s Champions League and in the Europa League final, Kane could see Old Trafford as an attractive destination, particularly if his was the signing to transform them into Premier League title challengers.

Were Levy forced to reluctantly allow Kane to leave Tottenham then he would undoubtedly prefer to sell him overseas and Paris Saint-Germain hold a long-standing interest in the player.

Mauricio Pochettino also remains close to Kane, following their time together at Spurs, but PSG’s priority is currently to extend Kylian Mbappe’s contract and they may need to sell Mauro Icardi in order to make a big-money move for a new striker.

PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino has a close relationship with Kane - AFP
PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino has a close relationship with Kane - AFP

It is understood that Kane would ideally like some clarity on his future before the European Championship starts next month, although that could be difficult given England’s first warm-up game is on June 2 and Gareth Southgate’s team start the tournament on June 13 against Croatia.

Kane will be aware that questions over his future will dominate the England agenda, at least during early stages of the tournament, and he would no doubt prefer to avoid that distraction.

Following Tottenham’s defeat in last month’s Carabao Cup final against City, Kane publicly reiterated his desire to start winning trophies.

After being crowned Premier League Player of the Year at this season’s London Football Awards, Kane said: “Individual awards are great, they are fantastic achievements. When I look back at the end of my career, these are the things I will go over and take in more but the goal right now as a player is to win team trophies. I want to be winning the biggest prizes there is to offer and we are not quite doing that.

“It is bittersweet, I would rather be winning team trophies and this one but it is what it is. I am proud to win it, it means it’s been a good season on the pitch. So I have got to try and continue what I am doing.”

Kane is enjoying his best personal season for Tottenham, having scored 22 Premier League goals and assisted 13 more to keep the club’s hopes of qualifying for Europe alive.

Over the course of 334 games, Kane has netted an incredible 220 times for Tottenham after going out on loan to Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City.

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