Tottenham are ‘not interested’ in swap deals this summer and will demand £150m in cash for Harry Kane as the north Londoners prepare for interest from Premier League rivals.
Kane has informed Spurs of his desire to leave the club this summer in search of the silverware that has eluded him in his career to date, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all said to be interested in signing the England captain.
The 27-year-old finished as the leading scorer and leading assist provider in the Premier League last season and Spurs will demand a record-breaking fee for the services of a player who still has three years remaining on his current contract.
Recent reports had speculated that interested clubs could offer Spurs players in part-exchange in a bid to get a deal done, with Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus mentioned as potential makeweights from Manchester City.
Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard have also been suggested as a potential sweetener in any deal proposed from Manchester United, though the Sun are reporting that Spurs are ‘not interested’ in any part-exchange deals whatsoever.
Daniel Levy is determined to keep Kane at the club and wants the forward to remain a key part of the new manager’s plans, with Spurs yet to make an appointment since the sacking of Jose Mourinho in April.
However, should the chairman’s stance change he will consider cash-only offers, with the funds to be reinvested into strengthening a Spurs side that disappointed during the 2020/21 campaign.
Levy is aware the north London side are in need of a squad overhaul, but will be cautious should the club receive a huge transfer windfall from Kane’s exit, having seen a host of signings disappoint following the world-record departure of Gareth Bale in 2013.