Harry Kane’s future is likely to be the first thing Antonio Conte asks Daniel Levy about if offered the Tottenham job.
The top scoring striker wants to leave his boyhood club this summer and has been linked with Premier League rivals Manchester City, Man United and Chelsea as a result.
And former Chelsea and Inter manager Conte, who is in talks with Spurs to succeed Jose Mourinho as boss, will be keen to know what the situation is before taking over, Spurs legend Clive Allen told talkSPORT.
“That would be one of Conte’s first conversations with Daniel Levy,” he explained.
“Conte needs to know whether he’s going to have his centre-forward and goalscorer for the start of the next campaign.
“I’d imagine with Spurs bringing in a new manager that is one of the reassurances they’d have to give him.
“You take Harry Kane’s goals out of the team and all of a sudden you’re in a very, very difficult situation.
“So that’s the first question that Conte’s going to be asking and it has to be answered. Spurs need to keep Harry Kane.
“All the indications are that he wants to leave, you look at his body language, you look at the messages coming out, it looks like he’s leaving.
“If that is the case, you need to know who’s coming in. Who are they getting to replace him? That is a difficult, difficult question to answer.”
Allen believes Kane, who has scored 222 goals for Tottenham, has already told Levy about his plans to leave, which may make the conversation with Conte rather hard.
He added: “That discussion has happened a while back. It’s gone public at the end of the season.
“His whole body language over the last few games, the way he reacted at the end after the final home game against Aston Villa, Harry Kane will be moving.”
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