Tottenham relying on Lionel Messi to stop Harry Kane transfer exit

Tottenham: Mourinho lauds Kane's ambition

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Tottenham will face a fight to keep Harry Kane should Paris Saint-Germain lose Kylian Mbappe this summer, according to reports. The England international has opened the door to a potential move away from north London. And Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could now have an influence on his next move.

Tottenham have endured a problematic season under Jose Mourinho.

And, with Kane looking likely to be strutting his stuff in the Europa League next term, talk of a move away has gathered momentum.

Manchester United and Manchester City are both big admirers of the 27-year-old, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola both on the lookout for a new striker.

Yet OkDiario say PSG are also keen.

It’s claimed Tottenham could face a fight to keep hold of Kane should Mbappe leave the Parc des Princes this summer.

If that happens, with the France international wanted by La Liga giants Real Madrid, then PSG will try and sign Lionel Messi as a replacement.

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Yet if Messi decides to stay at Barcelona, they’ll go after Kane instead.

Barcelona are still hopeful of keeping hold of Messi, despite the Argentina international continuing to be linked with a move away.

And, should he remain at the Nou Camp, then Tottenham could find themselves having to try and stop Kane from reuniting with Mauricio Pochettino over in France.

If PSG miss out on Kane, then they’ll go for Ronaldo.

So much seems to hinge on Mbappe and whether or not he stays at the club, with links to Real Madrid refusing to go away.

Kane was coy on his future when quizzed on the matter earlier in the week, saying: “I think that’s a hard question to answer right now.

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“It’s important that all my focus is on the two England games coming up now and the rest of the season with Spurs and then the Euros.

“To be thinking about speculation or rumours would be damaging in terms of my own performance.

“I always like to be focused on one goal and one job and that’s to finish strong with Spurs, win these qualifiers with England and hopefully go on and have a great Euros.

“Look, I try to stay out of that speculation as much as possible. I’m fully focused on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer and then we’ll see where we go from there.”

Kane also admitted it had been a ‘difficult’ campaign for Tottenham.

“It’s been a difficult spell at Spurs but, look, we went into the Arsenal game winning five games in a row,” added the forward.

“Obviously the Arsenal game was difficult to take – in a north London derby you never want to lose. And going out of the Europa League was a big disappointment.

“But we bounced back last Sunday with a win and I think when you look at the bigger picture we’re a couple of points off top four and we’ve got a cup final to play.

“So if by the end of May we’ve finished in the top four and won the Carabao Cup I think everyone will say it’s been a pretty good season.

“In my career and as a person I never get too high or too low. It’s part of football.

“You’re going to go through tough spells and good spells. It’s important just to keep focused on the bigger picture.

“That’s what I’m trying to do and I’m sure the team are trying to do as well.”

And the Tottenham striker feels more is to come in the future, adding: “I’m not the finished article by any means.

“I’m at a very good place at the moment and hope to get better and better over the next few years.

“Lewandowski is a fantastic player, an Incredible finisher, great movement – and his all-round game is fantastic.

“You’re seeing that year on year, with the goals he scores and the contributions he has – and a lot of them have been in the last five years.

“I feel, especially nowadays, there’s no reason why you can’t be hitting your prime in your early 30s.

“Looking ast Lewandowski, Ronaldo, Messi – there’s lots of players coming into even better form when hitting their 30s. That’s what I want to do.”

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