Chelsea have set their sights on signing Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane, with interest in no way coming as a shock.
What’s the word?
That is according to journalist Tom Barclay, who has informed GIVEMESPORT that a host of clubs will be queuing for Kane’s services with the 29-year-old now well into the final two years of his contract at Spurs.
Barclay believes that Chelsea will prioritise signing a new marksman, despite completing the acquisition of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona just last month.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the journalist said: “You would think that the nearer it gets to the end of his contract, pretty much any club in the world – barring maybe someone like Manchester City just because they’ve got Erling Haaland now – would be interested.
“It doesn’t surprise me with Chelsea. Obviously, they need a long-term number nine because of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s age, so that wouldn’t surprise me.”
A huge Chelsea claim
This is a huge claim from Barclay, but it is most certainly a deal that you could see Boehly-owned Chelsea go for next summer, when the England captain enters the final year of his contract at Spurs.
It will of course be a very tricky deal to pull off, as Manchester City discovered just over a season or so ago.
And it will also depend on how Chelsea perform domestically under Potter.
At this point in his career, Kane will be looking for trophies, with the Premier League title surely at the top of his priority list in his venture to go down as the Premier League’s best ever.
This move will hang in the balance of both Chelsea and Spurs’ respective finishes to the season, but there is no doubt that it would represent a major coup for the Blues if they were to successfully prise their rivals’ star-man.