Real Madrid are considering making a record-breaking £177million summer move to sign Harry Kane, according to claims in Spain.
Kane has emerged as one of the most prolific strikers in Europe over the past two years with his amazing form in front of goal for Tottenham.
And that has caught the eye of European champions Real, says the Spanish website Don Balon.
They say Real have suddenly turned their attentions to the England star in the knowledge they need to find an attacker for next season.
The story claims Real appear to be prepared to sell Karim Benzema next summer, even though he only signed a new four-year deal with the club last summer.
There are also concerns about the long-term future of Gareth Bale at the Bernabeu as injuries continue to blight the Welshman’s career.
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Should Real’s interest in Kane be serious, it would come as little surprise given the 24-year-old’s impressive form.
He has already scored 11 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season, with a further two on international duty for England.
Throughout 2017 he has been in devastating form for his club, scoring 36 goals from 31 appearances in the calendar year.
So if Real decided they need to bring in a big name goalscorer, it would be obvious the striker would be on their radar.
But Tottenham remain resolute in their stance that they would not want to sell their main man, especially as they prepare to move into their new stadium next season.
And having played hardball with Real in the past when they were selling Bale and Luka Modric, chairman Daniel Levy is unlikely to sanction any deal without getting the very best price.
That would mean he is unlikely to entertain any suggestion of parting company with Kane without the Spanish club going closer to the world record £198m it cost PSG to sign Neymar.