EPL Transfer Rumour: Chelsea and Manchester City keeping tabs on Harry Kane transfer situation
Tottenham Hotspur star striker Harry Kane’s present contract situation at White Hart Lane has reportedly put the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City on high alert. The England international has demanded an improved contract, and as Tottenham themselves have a strict wage policy, the scenario is highly delicate.
Despite being one of the top forwards in the Premier League, Kane earns just £50,000 per week, a meagre amount when compared to the other top strikers in England. The likes of Jamie Vardy, Daniel Sturridge and even Christian Benteke earn double the wage of the Spurs main man.
The 23-year-old has performed consistently over the last couple of seasons. He has been the top scorer for his club in the last two seasons and even won the Golden Boot last season. His performances have drawn interest from several European biggies like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and AC Milan.
Kane himself believes that he should be earning as much as his compatriots. Tottenham, however, are not too worried about losing the forward as Kane’s current deal runs until 2020. The strict wage policy of the club is the main reason behind the standoff between Tottenham and the player.
According to reports in the London Evening Standard, English heavy spenders, Manchester City and Chelsea are both interested in acquiring the player and are keeping tabs on the situation. Given their financial stronghold, both the clubs would be easily able to pay any transfer fee that Tottenham demands.
It has also been reported that while Kane wants wage parity with the other top forwards in the League, the Spurs are "refusing to budge on their wage structure". Under the circumstances, all negotiations have been stalled until the end of the season. As reported earlier, Manchester United are also one of the suitors looking to prise away the talented striker.
Kane has had a disappointing start this season going by his standards. He has missed out on five league matches with injury but returned in the match against Arsenal the previous week and scored from a penalty. He would look to cover some lost ground and add to his goal tally when Tottenham host West Ham United on Saturday in the Premier League.
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