Harry Kane’s seemingly impending switch to Bayern Munich could help Chelsea net a major windfall this summer, with another massive deal reportedly tied to the Tottenham man’s departure.
The German champions tabled a fourth bid for Harry Kane on Wednesday, which has been accepted by Tottenham due to Kane having just 12 months left to run on his current contract in north London, leaving them facing his departure for free next summer rather than the 100m euros on offer from Bayern this transfer window.
The decision now rests firmly with England’s captain, who scored 30 Premier League goals last season and was thought to be targetting Alan Shearer’s all-time record of 260, which he sits less than 50 behind.
One club who could stand to gain from the situation, however, are Tottenham’s London rivals Chelsea.
As per Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport, that is because Tottenham are eyeing up a potential move for Romelu Lukaku as they look to find a striker capable of leading the line in Kane’s absence.
Lukaku has been a constant thorn in Chelsea’s side since his return to the club in 2021, and spent last season out on loan at Inter Milan. However, he has burned his bridges with the Nerazzurri by holding transfer talks with Juventus, whose fans have since taken to the pitch en-masse to protest the Belgian’s potential arrival, likely killing that move too.
As per the report, ‘even though Spurs are their direct rivals, the idea of monetising Lukaku’s exit could prove to be quite attractive for the Blues and Tottenham do have the striker on their shortlist’.
Chelsea are thought to be holding out for a fee of around £40m for Lukaku, who still has three years left to run on his £325,000 per week contract at Stamford Bridge, and the Blues will certainly be taking a major hit on the £97m that they paid for the Belgian just two summers ago.