Chelsea lead Kane transfer race with Levy more receptive to Blues offer
Chelsea are more likely than Man City to land the Tottenham talisman Harry Kane after the package they can offer was deemed more “appealing” to Daniel Levy.
Kane, 27, has arguably been the Premier League’s most consistent player for the past seven years. But despite the best efforts of his team-mates and those of his Spurs team-mates, the club have failed to land any major silverware during their first-team stint.
It got into an argument with Kane, which has led to a lot of speculation that he could play his football elsewhere next season.
Indeed, a recent report revealed the fears that his English teammates will hold on the possibility that he refuses to show up to Tottenham training.
Very few clubs have the financial clout to keep Kane away from Tottenham. If his transfer valuation wasn’t already high enough to deter potential suitors, negotiating with Levy would be the last straw.
Nevertheless, a club interested in making a success of the coup is City of man. Reports in June indicated that the club had made a £ 100million to clinch the goal machine.
The news track has cooled as Euro 2020 caught everyone’s attention. However, the Athletic have now delivered an update that has put the saga back at the top of the agenda.
But instead of Man City leading the way, they cite industry sources who claim Chelsea may offer a more “attractive” package to twist Tottenham’s arm.
One of the factors behind this statement stems from the type of player each team is willing to include as a starting weight.
Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte, and Riyad Mahrez have all been touted as bargaining chips at one point. Jesus is able to replace Kane directly. Although Pep Guardiola has rarely used the Brazilian in a central position at City.
In addition, each of this quintet receives significantly higher salaries than the state athletic player. Chelsea would offer – Tammy Abraham.
Abraham would fit right into the Spurs frontline and have shown he will score goals if he has a consistent run in the starting XI. His lower salary would also ensure that Tottenham would have no problem integrating it into their salary structure.
In addition, reports have indicated that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to release a huge lump sum to seal a major attacking acquisition.
Erling Haaland would be their number one target. But with Jadon Sancho set to leave, Dortmund will be doubly determined to keep the Norwegian.
As such, that money could be used towards a deal for Kane. A colossal offer combined with the inclusion of Abraham could apparently be enough to convince Levy to sell.
Tottenham move could give Arsenal a boost in due course
Meanwhile, an Arsenal transfer could receive an unlikely boost in the right direction after Tottenham are revealed to have been pushing for a decision involving the same club, according to a report.
Collaboration between North London rivals is rare. However, according to the latest information from Italian media, this is exactly what could be happening. Development stems from their common interest in doing business with the Roma.
Arsenal are supposed to seek costs of around € 20million (£ 17.15million) from Roma for Granit Xhaka. This has so far proved too costly for Jose Mourinho’s side despite a Italian source claiming compromise had been made.
With the saga dragging on, the only way Roma can move forward will apparently come from an injection of funds. And by sports witness (citing Gazzetta Dello Sport), Tottenham could be the club to provide the money injection. They state that Spurs are ‘Press’ for deal to sign midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Pellegrini “Has a release clause of 30 million euros in his current contract”. Triggering it could indirectly help Arsenal get the fee they want for Xhaka.
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