Tottenham are said to be ‘confident’ of keeping Harry Kane beyond the summer even if the club fail to secure qualification for next season’s Champions League.
The north London side have endured a disappointing season and currently sit eighth in the Premier League, though the end of the campaign currently remains uncertain with elite football suspended amid the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The current absence of top-level football has not prevented speculation surrounding the future of several leading stars, however, with England captain Kane one player being linked with a potential big-money move.
Manchester United and Manchester City have been credited with an interest in the 26-year-old, who raised doubts over his long term future at Spurs last week by insisting he would not remain at the club if he felt they could not match his ambitions of winning major silverware.
Having reached the Champions League final last season, Spurs have regressed during the current campaign and Kane – who is yet to win a major trophy during his career – recently admitted he wouldn’t stay at the club ‘for the sake of it’.
According to the Daily Mail, however, Spurs are confident of retaining his services beyond the current season, with the club set to demand a world-record fee for a player who has scored 136 goals in just 201 Premier League appearances.
Chairman Daniel Levy values the England star at £200m, a fee Spurs are confident no side will match with big-money moves expected to be a rarity this summer given the financial implications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.