Tottenham have no intention of selling Harry Kane this summer but are in line to give him the green light to quit next year, Football Insider understands.
The England international, 26, paved the way to leave his boyhood club by revealing in an interview last month that he is “ambitious” and will not remain at Spurs “just for the sake of it”.
A Spurs source has told Football Insider that there is a strong possibility of a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ between Kane and chairman Daniel Levy that would see the superstar remain at the club for one more season ahead of a blockbuster 2021 transfer.
The north Londoners are not looking to cash in on their prize asset in the next transfer window or any time soon.
Given football’s financial chaos a result of the pandemic and a predicted summer market that will see a huge shortfall of cash, it is unlikely any club would be able to meet the £200million asking price for Kane.
Nevertheless, Tottenham are aware of the growing difficulty in keeping hold of the England captain in the long term.
He signed a six-year contract in June 2018 worth up to £200,000-a-week and that runs until 2024.
Spurs do not anticipate him trying to push for a move this summer, or have a realistic chance of securing one.
But the club are aware of the growing noises around Kane, which the player himself encouraged with his bombshell interview with Jamie Redknapp last month.
Kane, who turns 27 in July, has gone further than ever before in suggesting that leaving Tottenham in the near future is a strong possibility.
He has been sidelined since New Year’s Day with a torn hamstring but is expected to be fully fit when the season resumes, which will not be before June.