Tottenham forward Harry Kane has reportedly been reluctant to join Chelsea at any stage of the transfer window due to the London rivalry between the two clubs.
According to The Athletic, the 28-year-old has not wanted a move to Stamford Bridge this summer because he doesn’t want to “sabotage his legacy” with Spurs.
Kane posted on social media yesterday that he’ll be staying with Spurs this summer, despite huge speculation around his future.
The Athletic explains that Manchester City were willing to pay £100million plus £20million in add-ons for the England captain, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has refused to negotiate.
Goal named Kane as a “primary target” for Chelsea in June. However, the Blues ended up bringing in frontman Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan to give them serious firepower in attack.
Lukaku signing means Kane rumours irrelevant for Chelsea
Kane is a world-class striker that would improve any team in the world, including a Man City side that are looking to retain their Premier League title.
However, he’ll now have to refocus on Spurs after revealing his plans.
Kane rumors linking him to Chelsea always seemed far-fetch, so most Blues supporters never really thought he would end up playing at Stamford Bridge during the 2021/22 season.
It’s worked out perfectly for Chelsea, though, given they’ve managed to get a deal over the line for a proven striker.
Lukaku, 28, is back with the club for a second spell and marked his second debut with a goal in a win over Arsenal.
He’s Premier League proven, so expect him to be in a race for the golden boot alongside Kane.
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