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Chelsea ‘most willing’ to spend but ‘never be an option’ for Harry Kane — reports

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Obvious situation is obvious

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Harry Kane may want to leave Tottenham Hotspur, and that may even come true this summer unlike all the previous summers that something similar has been rumored, but common sense would suggest that Chelsea would never be a realistic option, regardless of the links or the headlines.

As Miguel Delaney of the Independent puts it, it’s a politically unfeasible option to begin with, both for Spurs dealing with Chelsea (hello, Luka Modrić saga) and for Kane doing just about the only thing worse than transferring to Arsenal.

That said, it’s widely accepted that Chelsea would indeed be most willing to spend on Kane — whether we’d be willing to spend as much as the £150m price tag claimed yesterday is another story though — with Manchester United seemingly set to go with Edinson Cavani for another season and Manchester City looking for younger targets.

PSG might also have some interest, especially if they lose Kylian Mbappé, and a reunion with Mauricio Pochettino might even be enticing, but Kane reportedly wants to continue playing in the Premier League.

It’s also widely agreed that even if Spurs may be open to considering a sale, they don’t actually want their vice-captain to leave. And with three years left on his contract, the club do have some leverage to make that happen — even if it might be worthwhile for them in a business sense to cash in now (see: Chelsea and Eden Hazard).