Spurs could face a battle to keep hold of key man Harry Kane and Dele Alli when this season comes to a close and the summer transfer window opens.
According to CalcioMercato, Manchester United are set to make a move for Tottenham’s Harry Kane over the summer, as a long-term replacement for current striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, the deal hinges on whether or not Manchester United finish in the top four this season, and then if Spurs manage to secure Champions League football for next season.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on signing the England international, who has scored 59 goals in 100 Premier League appearances. He is so keen on securing the services of Kane, United could offer Spurs as much as £80m for Kane.
The Daily Mirror report that Dele Alli could end up moving to Real Madrid in the summer with the Spanish giants reportedly very interested in the 20-year-old. Despite a recent dip in form, Alli has come alive for Spurs in recent weeks, netting five times in three games for the Lilywhites.
It is reported that Mauricio Pochettino wants £50m for the attacking midfielder, but ideally he would like to see the former MK Dons man stay at Spurs as the North Londoners make the transition into their new stadium in the next few seasons. Tying him down to a new contract may have will give Spurs fans confidence that he will stay, but will the temptation of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world prove to be too much for the youngster?
Will either of these deals happen over the summer?
As I have said, the Harry Kane to Manchester United deal hinges on United finishing in the top four, and Spurs not. As it stands, I would say that Spurs have a better chance of securing Champions League football than the Red Devils, making the Harry Kane deal unlikely.
Even if Spurs were to miss out on the top four and United were to make the cut, I still think the transfer is unlikely. We have repeatedly heard Kane talk about how much he loves the club and so on, and I think this is a genuine feeling Harry has towards Tottenham. I personally cannot see him making the switch to Mourinho’s side considering how happy he is at moment with Spurs.
On the other hand, the Dele Alli deals seem a little more likely to me, but still unlikely. It is true that the temptation might prove to be too much for Alli and he could end up trying to force a move to Real Madrid. However, if this was to happen, I think that Mauricio Pochettino would talk the Englishman into staying. Spurs are moving in the right direct at the moment, and Pochettino seems like a man who would not let his best players leave the club without a serious fight.