- Title: Kane has not told me he wants to leave Tottenham - Mason
- Date: 18th May 2021
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - MAY 31, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF KANE DURING TRAINING IN THE BUILD UP TO THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL AGAINST LIVERPOOL
- Embargoed: 1st June 2021 13:58
- Keywords: Chelsea Harry Kane Manchester City Manchester United Premier League Ryan Mason Tottenham Hotspur
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Europe,Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA009EDHP64F
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- Story Text: Tottenham Hotspur's interim head coach Ryan Mason said at a news conference on Tuesday (May 18) that Harry Kane had not told him that he wants to leave the club.
According to media reports on Monday (May 17), Kane has informed the Premier League club of his desire to leave this summer, with the England international looking to resolve his future before next month's European Championship.
Mason was asked repeatedly about the reports but he said he was unaware of a formal request from Kane to leave the club, adding repeatedly that he was focused on the final two games of the season.
Kane has a contract with the north London club until 2024, which could prove to be a stumbling block for a club looking to sign the 27-year-old who is valued at over 100 million pounds ($141.42 million).
Sky Sports news reported Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have been in touch with Kane's representatives.
With 22 strikes and 13 assists, no player has been involved in more Premier League goals than Kane this season.
Kane is in the race for the Golden Boot, an award he has won twice before, with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah who has also scored 22 goals with two games left in the season.
Kane said last month he was frustrated at not winning trophies with Spurs even as the prolific striker continues to win individual accolades.
Spurs blew an opportunity to win their first trophy since 2008 when they lost last month's League Cup final to City.
Speculation about Kane's future increased after Spurs, who were top of the league in December, dropped down the standings due to a poor run of form, resulting in the club sacking manager Jose Mourinho.
Sixth-placed Spurs (59 points) have a slim chance of making the top four and qualifying for the Champions League but must rely on fourth-placed Chelsea (64) and Liverpool (63) dropping points.
Spurs host Aston Villa on Tuesday before a trip to third-placed Leicester City on the final day of the season.
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