According to Sportsmail, Tottenham Hotspur have been planning for the possible departure of striker Harry Kane for some weeks.
The England international has reportedly told Spurs he wants out this summer and is keen to have his future sorted out before next month’s European Championship begins.
While Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will likely frustrate suitors looking to prise Kane away, there has been an acceptance throughout the club for some time that he will leave this summer.
Spurs have since placed an unofficial price tag of more than £150 million on the 27-year-old with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea already in contact with his representatives.
The North Londoners are now making enquiries about potential replacements, and according to Sportsmail, they have already made discreet enquiries about the terms required by Borussia Dortmund hitman Erling Haaland.
However, Tottenham have been put off by his demands of £350,000-a-week wages and are likely to look elsewhere.
With 41 goals and eight assists across 50 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit this term, the 20-year-old is one of the hottest properties in the game right now.
The Norway international is definitely capable of being Kane’s perfect and long-term replacement at N17, but it does not appear that Levy is willing to smash his wage ceiling for him.
Spurs’ highest earners Kane and Tanguy Ndombele currently take home £200,000 per week, and the club are not going to be paying almost double of that to a 20-year-old anytime soon.
Haaland is the closest thing to Kane Tottenham can get as far as a replacement goes, but a move for him does not look feasible given his high taste and thirst for silverware.
They will be looking elsewhere for other quality options, and fans would hope they bring in someone capable of scoring regularly should the England international leave.
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