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.