TOTTENHAM have reportedly slapped a £200million price tag on Harry Kane amid interest from Manchester United and City.
The England striker set alarm bells ringing among fans when declaring he will not stay in North London for "the sake of it" but the club was not surprised by his statements.
Having signed a mega six-year contract in the summer of 2018, Kane's future is still in Spurs' hands whether or not he pushes hard for an exit once the season ends.
According to Daily Mail, that has encouraged chairman Daniel Levy to put up a high fee for the 26-year-old that he is confident will not be met.
The next transfer window will come amid football's major readjustment due to the coronavirus, in a financial and potentially cultural sense.
Large fees are thought to be incredibly unlikely even if top clubs can keep the economic damage to a minimum.
Levy last night warned that people need "to wake up to the enormity" of the pandemic with Spurs staff furloughed for its duration.
Among those monitoring Kane are said to be Manchester clubs United and City, the latter mulling over a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero.
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The Argentine's contract expires at the end of next season, when he will be 33, and he has previously talked up a move back to old club Independiente.
Meanwhile United are looking for a statement signing to announce their return to the title race, which Spurs seem unlikely to enter anytime soon.
Jose Mourinho's side are eighth in the Premier League table, seven points adrift of a Champions League spot.
And the fact that Kane is still yet to win a major trophy while spending his entire career with Tottenham could compel him to seek a move.
Speaking on the weekend, the striker declared: "I love Spurs, I'll always love Spurs.
"But I've always said, if I don't feel we're going in the right direction then I'm not someone who will just stay for the sake of it.
"I'm an ambitious player, I want to become one of the best players."