Real Madrid wants Tottenham attacker Harry Kane to replace Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid is looking for a successor for Karim Benzema, and Harry Kane is at the top of their list.
Kane, 29, has one year remaining on his Tottenham contract and is unsure about his future.
After 14 years at the club, Benzema’s exit has left the Spanish giants in need of a new striker.
They are also interested in Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez, Chelsea’s Kai Havertz, and Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic.
Real Madrid, though, are enormous fans of England’s record goalscorer Kane and are hoping that the departure of several of their top earners this summer will boost their bid.
Along with Benzema, Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, and Mariano Diaz are all departing Madrid this summer, increasing the club’s transfer and wage budget by 77 million euros (£66 million).
Real Madrid are still negotiating with Borussia Dortmund for England midfielder Jude Bellingham, a former Birmingham City player.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, on the other hand, wants to keep Kane at his boyhood club and is said to be seeking more than £100 million, a sum Real would be unwilling to pay.
Kane has 280 goals in 435 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur, falling 47 goals short of Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record of 260.
They had held him hostage two summers ago when he attempted to arrange a deal to Manchester City.
However, with Spurs unable to deliver Champions League football next season and Kane unable to win a major title, the forward’s future in north London remains uncertain, and Real will hope that a desire for significant prizes would entice him to join them.
Tottenham are still without a manager after a poor season with Ryan Mason as temporary manager, but will hold talks with Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou in the coming days.
Benzema, 35, who joined the Spanish giants from Lyon in 2009, will leave the club.