Reports suggest that Chelsea are planning a sensational swoop for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
The England international is considering his future with Spurs set to miss out on the UEFA Champions League for the second season in a row, as well as the fact that there is no trophy to show for his performances thus far in a Spurs shirt.
Spurs lost 3:1 to Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United in the Premier League at Elland Road during the weekend and are now seven points behind in the race for a top-four finish with just 3 games to go.
This is coupled with the fact that Spurs’ qualification for next year’s UCL is the minimum requirement to keep Kane committed to the project of the North London club.
Both Manchester clubs have already been linked with the 27-year-old striker but a report by Football Insider suggests that Chelsea are also interested in Kane.
The report adds that the Blues are leading the race for the Three Lions striker and this would be one of the most sensational transfers in the history of the Premier League if it materializes.
Although Thomas Tuchel has done an amazing job since he assumed the managerial helm at Stamford Bridge, it is a no-brainer that he would need reinforcements ahead of his first full season as Chelsea boss next term.
The German has already led the Blues to the final of the UCL and FA Cup and they are good for a top-four finish despite appearing out of sorts before his arrival.
The German will surely enter the market for an elite clinical striker with Timo Werner just scoring 6 goals in the Premier League this season.
Therefore, Kane has emerged as a target for the Blues, and they’ve also been linked with Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.
Kane is contracted to Spurs until 2024 and the club chairman Daniel Levy is very critical of selling a prized asset to a local rival. Therefore, Kane might be forced to hand in a transfer request if he wants to leave although there are no signs that would do that presently.
Regardless, Chelsea will be hoping that Tottenham shift their stance in the coming months as they seek to add the Premier League’s top scorer to their ranks under Thomas Tuchel.