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Real Madrid ready to offer player in exchange for Harry Kane following Karim Benzema bombshell

Los Blancos are preparing a big bid for Tottenham’s talisman

Real Madrid are ready to enter into negotiations for Tottenham star Harry Kane, and will offer fullback Ferland Mendy in part exchange in an attempt to sweeten the deal this summer, it has been reported.

Carlo Ancelotti identified the England no.9 as the successor to Karim Benzema, who is considering a mammoth offer from Saudi Arabia to join former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo in the middle east, and has asked the club to pull out all of the stops to make a deal happen.

Los Blancos have already agreed a deal to bring teenage sensation Endrick to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2024, when the player turns 18, but require cover in the more short term even should Benzema stay, with the Frenchman increasingly injury prone and now well into his mid-30s.

Meanwhile, Kane is down to the final 12 months of his contract in north London, meaning that this is the last chance Tottenham will have to generate any income for the academy talent who has scored 30 goals in the Premier League this season, and in turn potentially handing interested parties a bargain.

If they do sell, they are keen to sell outside of the Premier League amid interest from Manchester United, something that the striker himself may disagree with as he looks to chase down Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League goal tally of 260.

According to Spanish outlet Cadena SER, Ancelotti’s side are willing to offer Ferland Mendy to the north London side in a bid to bring down the price of any move for Kane, who is expected to cost in excess of £100m otherwise.

Already spending over £100m on Jude Bellingham, it is unclear how much the Spanish giants will have to try and tempt the Lilywhites into a sale this summer, but it may take more than they anticipate, with Spurs ready to let Kane leave on a free in 12 months time if their valuation isn’t met.

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Ben Browning

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