Harry Kane has described Mauricio Pochettino as a “great friend” but refused to comment on whether the manager’s return to Tottenham would make him more likely to stay at the club.
Spurs have held talks with Pochettino over a sensational return as manager but Paris Saint-Germain, the 49-year-old’s current club, on Tuesday night denied reports in France that he has asked to leave and insisted he is working with the board on transfer targets for next season.
Pochettino is thought to be interested in a return to north London but, while Spurs have not given up hope of luring him back, PSG have triggered a one-year extension to his contract, tying him down until 2023 and leaving the manager potentially needing to force his way out.
The prospect of Pochettino’s homecoming has raised hopes that Kane could be persuaded to remain at Spurs but, asked in an interview with ES Magazine about the possibility, the England captain replied: “No comment”.
Kane wants to leave his boyhood club and believes he has an agreement with chairman Daniel Levy to allow him to go for the right price, with Manchester City and Man United eyeing the striker, who is determined to stay in the Premier League.
(London Evening Standard)