Spurs confident of Kane stay, as London pair eye up Barcelona star

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his side's third goal with Kieran Trippier during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham FC at Wembley Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.
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The coronavirus may have ground sport to a halt on the pitch worldwide. However, it has not stopped the rumour mill from churning out new stories.

Here are some of the stories we found interesting:

Tottenham confident of keeping Kane

Reports suggest that Tottenham are confident of keeping talismanic striker Harry Kane this summer. Rated in at an eye-watering £200million by Spurs, the Daily Mail claim that both Manchester United and City are hoping to sign the England international.

Kane fanned the flames of speculation recently by saying that he doesn’t believe that he will stay at Tottenham forever. He also failed to rule out a summer.

The striker is fiercely ambitious and before the suspension of the Premier League campaign, Spurs were struggling to make the top-four. However, those struggles were not helped by the fact Kane has been sidelined through injury for the last few months.

Tottenham holds all the cards when it comes to Kane’s future though. The 27-year-old still has four years left on his current contract with the club from north London.

London pair eying up a move for Barcelona star

Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo are reporting that both Chelsea and Arsenal are eying a summer move for Barcelona and France centre-back Samuel Umtiti.

The report even claims that the Blues have contacted his agent Arturo Canales about a possible move for his client. Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard will look to strengthen his squad this summer after a transfer ban in the summer of 2019.

Arsenal will see highly-rated French defender William Saliba join up with the Gunners first-team squad. The youngster has spent this season back at Saint-Etienne on-loan but will join return to north London for next season.

However, with doubts over several Arsenal defenders’ futures, head coach Mikel Arteta may decide to bring in more than one new centre-back when the transfer window opens.

Will Tottenham manage to keep hold of Harry Kane this summer?