Tottenham Hotspur have been described as ‘confident’ they will be able to keep hold of talisman Harry Kane, even though the star striker recently refused to rule out leaving the club if they are not deemed to be making enough progress.

Kane has scored 176 goals since becoming a regular at the start of the 2014/15 season, yet the club’s wait for a first major trophy since League Cup success in 2008 continues.

Harry Kane

“It’s one of those things, I couldn’t say yes, I couldn’t say no,” Kane commented over the weekend when asked about his future on a social media live stream.

“I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs. But it’s one of those things - I’ve always said if I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, then I’m not someone to just stay there for the sake of it,” he added.

“I’m an ambitious player, I want to improve, I want to get better, I want to become one of the top, top players. It all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team. So it’s not a definite I’m going to stay there forever - but it’s not a no either.”

90min understands that Manchester City have established their interest in Kane, while Manchester United would consider moving for the 26-year-old is he comes on the market. The likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona have also been linked with interest in the past.

However, a report from the Daily Mail describes Spurs as ‘confident’ of keeping him. It is said that the club is already ‘well aware’ of Kane’s growing agitation – that doesn’t necessarily seem like a good thing – and value him at a prohibitive £200m.

The coronavirus crisis is given as a reason why Kane is likely to stay at Spurs this summer at least, given the expected impact on the transfer market as many clubs struggle with finances.

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