Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been linked with a move away from the London club a number of times over the past year.
While the likes of Manchester City were keen on him last summer, German giants Bayern Munich were keeping tabs on the player earlier this summer.
It seems that speculations surrounding the England international’s future are not going to die down anytime soon and it appears that Chelsea have joined the race for his services as well.
It’s unlikely that Spurs will sanction his departure midway through the season and therefore the player’s suitors will have to wait until the end of the campaign to sign him.
It is no secret that Chelsea could use a world-class goalscorer and the 29-year-old is as good as they come.
Kane has established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League and he would be an exceptional acquisition for the Blues.
According to journalist Ben Jacobs, Chelsea would love to sign the player but the move seems quite unlikely because of the rivalry between the two clubs and the fact that Tottenham will not want to strengthen a direct rival.
“They like Harry Kane, there is no denying that, but do they realistically think they can get Kane? No. There are a number of people within the senior Chelsea hierarchy that are very familiar with Spurs, even some Tottenham fans. That won’t influence their decision-making, but that does tell you that of all the clubs this new consortium are aware of, Tottenham are one they are more familiar with than most. They know what Kane is about and that’s what Chelsea are lacking at the moment, a cutting edge. Chelsea would love Harry Kane, but are they plotting to sign him? The answer is no,” Jacobs said on the Done Deal show.
Spurs will want to win major trophies under Antonio Conte and they will need to hold on to their best players in order for that to happen.