While Tottenham try to persuade the 24-year-old England striker to sign a new deal with the club, Europe’s elite is hovering, led by Real Madrid.
The Spanish giants have made no secret of their admiration for the prolific striker, who recently became the Premier League’s record goalscorer in a calendar year.
Tottenham issued a “hands-off” notice on Kane but that hasn’t deterred Real nor Manchester United. Jose Mourinho wants another striker with £75m signing Romelu Lukaku, 25, enduring a barren spell at present.
If selling Kane is at the bottom of Tottenham’s agenda, letting him go to a Premier League rival is even lower. United have previously raided White Hart Lane for Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov, but Kane is quite a different matter.
Despite their wage structure being easily outshone by rivals and bigger clubs, Spurs are confident Kane will remain in north London with a lucrative new contract appealing to him. However, the prospect of landing either league titles or winning the Champions League remains distant and there are concerns amid some Spurs supporters that Kane will leave to win those trophies.