Harry Kane is edging closer to penning a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur in the coming months, which would leave Manchester United and Bayern Munich with ‘no chance’ of signing the Englishman and is likely to keep him in north London for his entire career, according to reports.
The Englishman equalled Jimmy Greaves’ all-time goalscoring record with what turned out to be a winner against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Monday, but is out of contract in 2024 as it stands and has previously made no secret of his desire to change clubs in search of major honours, only for a move to Manchester City to fall through in 2021.
To that end, the 29-year-old has been linked with moves to both Manchester United and Bayern Munich, with the two sides long-term admirers of England’s captain and both in need of added firepower in the final third of the pitch.
However, recent reports have claimed that Kane’s stance on signing a new contract in north London is softening, and as per Sky Sports Germany, Tottenham are now “very optimistic”, that he will pen fresh terms with them, rather than leave this summer, with the Bayern Munich hierarchy “more & more pessimistic” about any potential deal to take the striker to the Allianz Arena.
It will come as a blow to Manchester United too, with the Red Devils on the hunt for an elite striker following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in November, and currently only able to call upon loanee Wout Weghorst and the increasingly injury-prone Anthony Martial to lead the line.
Kane is unlikely to feature in the FA Cup fourth round tie against Preston North End, with the Englishman having battled illness all week.
Assistant coach Cristian Stellini revealed that “He played the last game full of illness. He didn’t train during the week, he trained this morning, but he wants to come with us and be available. We know very well that Harry wants to play every game, so we are happy that Harry is involved in the game, but the only situation we have to take care is this.”
It could mean a debut for new signing Arnaut Danjuma, who has joined on loan for the remainder of the campaign.