Harry Kane has given Manchester City and Tottenham his timescale for when he is open to discussing a transfer this summer.
Kane threw a grenade in the works before Euro 2020 when he told Gary Neville he wanted a conversation with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy about his future at the club, with winning silverware his motivation for looking to leave.
Levy has insisted Kane is not for sale, and new Spurs managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici this weekend said his personal goal, and that of the club, is to keep Kane at all costs.
Now, as Kane prepares to captain England in a Euro 2020 semi-final on Wednesday, the striker has responded to Paratici’s comments, saying he is looking forward to speaking to the new director after the tournament.
He told talkSPORT : “Of course as a player you want to be wanted, you want to feel like you’re loved, which I do.
“I haven’t had the chance to talk to any of these people yet. I’m sure we’ll get to know each other after the tournament, have a phone call or two once I get a week or two of holiday.
“To get praise from big people from football is great, it gives you confidence, it gives you motivation so of course it’s nice to hear.”
If England reach the Euro 2020 final, and Kane takes a much-deserved fortnight off, that would give City less than two weeks to seal any signing before the new Premier League season begins – fittingly at Spurs.
Kane also offered his thoughts on new Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who has reportedly been told that his striker will be available for selection this season and won’t be sold.
“Whenever a new manager comes in, I guess there’s a level of excitement around the club,” Kane said.
“Obviously, I’ve not been there and not had any contact with him. I’m away with England now and my full focus is on here. Hopefully, we’ve got a week left.
“He’s a great manager and did a great job at Wolves and got them playing a really good way. Let’s get back and I’m sure we’ll be in contact after the tournament.”