• Chelsea is now leading the race to sign Tottenham's Harry Kane, a report said
  • Blues boss Thomas Tuchel isn't pleased with his current strikers and wants a top-level goalscorer like Kane, the report added
  • Tottenham boss Ryan Mason dismissed rumors claiming the England captain will leave the Spurs

One English Premier League club may have already taken the lead in the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur superstar Harry Kane, according to a report.

The Spurs’ next move has become one of the most followed topics in the sport. With renowned manager Jose Mourinho now out of the picture, widespread rumors claimed that the club’s talisman, Kane, is also expected to leave Tottenham.

Surely, most Premier League clubs wouldn’t want to miss out on a chance to land Kane. As early as now, Chelsea has already become the favorite to sign the England captain, Football Insider reported, citing unnamed sources. International Business Times could not independently verify this information.

Among the big-name clubs keeping tabs on Kane, the Blues emerged as “surprise front-runners” in copping the English striker, with the team keen on adding an “A-list center-forward” in the next transfer window, the report said.

What’s even more interesting about Chelsea’s pursuit of Kane is that the Blues have “the money and ambition” to make the prolific goalscorer their “club-record signing,” the report added.

The report further noted that Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is not content with what his current strikers at Stamford Bridge bring to the table. Apparently, Tuchel isn’t convinced that the likes of Timo Werner, Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham can make Chelsea serious title contenders across all competitions.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will lead a team in the Champions League final for the second consecutive season
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will lead a team in the Champions League final for the second consecutive season AFP / Glyn KIRK

Tottenham, meanwhile, reportedly has no plans to part ways with Kane. However, it is becoming more and more apparent that the Spurs have been struggling to keep the 27-year-old in their roster.

Prior to being linked with Chelsea, there have been rumors swirling around claiming Kane will fancy a switch to a team with a winning project, particularly in the UEFA Champions League.

However, according to new Spurs boss Ryan Mason, who has been dismissive of talks over Kane’s potential transfer, whatever the striker’s decision will be in the future, it will have nothing to do with the Champions League or any of the competitions in Europe.

“I don't think so,” Mason told The Athletic. “Harry Kane loves this football club [Tottanham], in the past eight or nine years as one of the best strikers in the world. Everyone knows that we know that, and hopefully, Harry knows that.”

“Harry was fine in terms of his injury,” the coach added. “He was disappointed like all of us. Harry is a top professional, like the rest of the group are.”

Tottenham's Harry Kane (L) celebrates with Son Heung-min
Tottenham's Harry Kane (L) celebrates with Son Heung-min POOL / Matt Dunham