Tottenham Hotspur have no intention of selling striker Harry Kane to Manchester United – or any other Premier League side – this summer, according to reports.
The Englishman claimed his second Golden Boot in as many seasons following another spellbinding campaign under Mauricio Pochettino during which he claimed 35 goals in all competitions.
It was reported earlier this year that Jose Mourinho, back when he was pursuing Antoine Griezmann, had identified the 23-year-old as a potential back-up option.
But according to ESPN’s Dan Kilpatrick, Kane doesn’t even have a price-tag because they have no interest whatsoever in letting him leave this summer.
Mourinho knows full well that, above anything else, he needs a No.9 he can count on to deliver in the Premier League this season – somebody capable of remaining fit for most of the season and strictly engineered towards thriving on a domestic level.
Indeed, as seen with Euro 2016 and Spurs’ European campaign last season, Kane becomes a blunt instrument against foreign opposition, but against Premier League sides he is deadly: direct, indefatigable, always hanging on the last man and blessed with a kind of innate opportunism that all good strikers in this country have.
But of all the names linked with United, Kane is one of the more unrealistic: why, after all, would he want to leave a club that has, over the last two years, deified him as their talismanic figure up front?