KEY POINTS

  • Tottenham has yet to close a new deal for Harry Kane
  • The Spurs are being linked to three Lille stars as possible replacements for Kane
  • The English striker is hoping to set the record straight with Spurs chief Daniel Levy

Tottenham may have already begun devising a contingency plan in case Harry Kane decides to leave.

Kane’s future at Tottenham is still uncertain, and widespread rumors have linked the England national team captain to a transfer move to clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea.

The only thing definite at the moment is that Spurs will demand a steep price tag on Kane’s sale if push comes to shove.

As early as now, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is believed to be ready to splurge “a vast chunk” of the money his side will gain from Kane’s transfer.

Spurs transfer guru Steve Hitchen, meanwhile, has already “recommended” three Ligue 1 stars to Levy, according to reports obtained by MSN.

The said trio currently on Tottenham’s radar is Lille’s Zeki  Celik, Sven Botman and Jonathan David, the report said.

Celik is considered one of Turkey’s most celebrated players. In France,  he has enjoyed a productive season with Lille, recording four goals and two assists to date.

Botman, on the other hand, has been one of Lille’s best center-halves. The French side is reportedly valuing him around the €40 million ($48.7 million) bracket and has also been linked with Liverpool in recent months.

Lille is believed to be keen on keeping Botman and is said to have already fended off all offers for the Dutchman in the past.

The Spurs’ stance on David is relatively similar as the Canadian striker has long been touted as a possible successor to Kane.

The report added that La Liga club Real Madrid is also considering David as the club’s “alternative” transfer target to Kylian Mbappe.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane Tottenham striker Harry Kane Photo: POOL / PAUL CHILDS

An earlier report stated that Kane has not been open to listening to any fresh offers from Tottenham.

While nothing is concrete yet, Kane admitted that he hopes to have an “honest conversation” with the Tottenham chief soon.

"I don't know, I mean he [Levy] might want to sell me," Kane said. "He might be thinking 'If I could get £100m for you, then why not?' Do you know what I mean? I'm not going to be worth that for the next 2 or 3 years.

"I hope we have a good enough relationship,” he continued. “I've given the club…well, I've been there 16 years of my life. So, I hope that we can have a good honest conversation and see where we are at in that aspect.”