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Tottenham have reportedly picked a Manchester United striker - and a Manchester City striker - that they would consider as makeweights in a part-exchange deal for Harry Kane.
The Spurs forward has apparently told the club he wants to leave the club this summer and, while chairman Daniel Levy can be expected to try to extract maximum revenue for the departing star, there is an acceptance at the club that Kane is likely heading for the exit.
However the problem of how you directly replace Kane could be eased by the fact that recruitment staff have picked two strikers from potential buyers that could come in. Namely, Gabriel Jesus of Man City or Anthony Martial of Man United.
Tottenham have placed a price tag of £150 million on Kane, according to Sportsmail. But that price would obviously come down if one of the Manchester clubs were to offer an international striker in return.
Chelsea are another club said to be interested in signing the 27-year-old England captain, while Paris Saint-Germain are thought to be keen on Kane's signature if he is willing to leave the Premier League for Ligue 1.
The player's preferred destination, according to early rumours, is Manchester City. They could be in the market for a new centre-forward as Sergio Aguero leaves the club this summer - but Pep Guardiola does not always play with an out-and-out striker in his set-up.
Manchester United are one of the few clubs who could afford Kane's fee and in Martial - the gifted but sometimes frustrating current No 9 - they have a player who apparently interests Spurs.
Manchester City forward Jesus has played 39 times in all competitions this season for the 2020/21 Premier League champions.
But there is a feeling that the Brazilian hasn't quite fulfilled the lofty expectations set out after when City bought him in 2016 as a long-term replacement for Aguero.
With Martial now 25 years old and Jesus at 24, both players are younger than Kane, which could make sense to Spurs - plus they both have plenty of Premier League experience.
Would Martial or Jesus appeal to Spurs fans as a possible Kane replacement? And is the Tottenham ace destined to play for another Premier League club?
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