Chelsea have overtaken Manchester City in the race to sign Harry Kane after launching a ‘more appealing’ bid, according to reports.
In the spring, the Harry Kane stunned Tottenham by revealing he wanted to quit the club this summer.
As per The Athletic, Chelsea are believed to be willing to offer a player-plus-cash deal involving outcast striker Tammy Abraham as a like-for-like replacement.
The report says City are not willing to land Kane ‘at any cost’, with many doubting the club are able to meet the £150m asking price.
Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez have been mentioned as potential makeweights in a deal to sign Kane.
Seemingly, deals involving any City player may be tough for Spurs to negotiate due to their monster salaries at the Etihad – with the North Londoners famously more frugal.
That means Chelsea’s package involving Abraham – who spent much of last season on the bench and earns around £60,000 per week – is deemed more appealing to Tottenham.
On top of that, Man City have alternative striking targets, with Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku also on their wish-list.
While Chelsea are also keen both of those players, it’s believed they’re more focused on Kane at this time. Elsewhere, Arsenal are also keen on a deal to sign Abraham this summer.
And the Blues have rejected loan offers for their striker in the hope they can sell permanently to raise money for a new centre-forward should their Kane swap deal collapse.