Tottenham have ‘no intention’ of selling Harry Kane this summer amid speculation linking the forward with a world-record move to Manchester United.
It was reported in the Mail on Sunday this weekend that the north London side would be open to the departure of the England captain this summer given the club’s financial worries amid the coronavirus pandemic, with United having been linked with the 26-year-old.
Spurs are one of four Premier League clubs – alongside Newcastle, Bournemouth and Norwich – to announce a controversial decision to furlough non-playing staff during the coronavirus crisis, whilst the club still have huge costs to cover for their new stadium, the construction of which and subsequent delays is believed to have cost around £1 billion.
The uncertainty surrounding the club’s finances had led to suggestions that chairman Daniel Levy was prepared to sell Kane – who has scored 136 goals in just 201 Premier League appearances – should the club receive a world-record offer of around £200m.
However, it is unsurprising to see Sky Sports reporting that Spurs in fact have ‘no intention’ of selling their prized asset to Manchester United, or any other of their Premier League rivals for that matter.
The coronavirus crisis is likely to severely impact the transfer market this summer and the prospect of the world transfer record being broken – even by a club as financially strong as Manchester United – was always a hugely unlikely proposition, especially when coupled with Kane’s age and worrying injury record.
Kane, who turns 27 this summer, had previously intensified speculation he could leave Spurs last month – admitting he would not remain with the club if he felt they could not match his ambitions of winning the major silverware which has eluded him in his career so far.