Paris Saint-Germain will find it financially impossible to sign Harry Kane this summer.
That is according to French football journalist Julien Laurens, who claims the Ligue 1 champions’ top priority is tying down Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to new contracts.
Kane, who is valued at around £200million having scored 218 goals in 329 appearances for Tottenham, could leave north London if Spurs fail to finish in the top four.
PSG, managed by Kane’s former boss Mauricio Pochettino, has been linked as a possible destination, but Laurens said a transfer to the French capital is unlikely for the England captain.
Laurens told White and Jordan on talkSPORT: “As much as Poch loves him, I don’t know how this could be possible financially because the priority is still to extend Neymar’s contract, but also Kylian Mbappe’s contract.
“Neymar will stay on the same money with a bonus when he re-signs. For Kylian, though, the pay rise is pretty huge.
“We’re talking going from €20m-a-year to €30m-a-year. On top of that, there’s the sign-on fee.
“I don’t know where they could find €150m or €180m or €200m for Harry Kane. I don’t think they have that money right now.
“As much as Poch would love him in Paris, I’d think Harry would find it attractive to come to PSG and work again with Poch, financially and dealing with Daniel Levy might make this one a bit too complicated this summer.”
Meanwhile, Tottenham icon David Ginola believes Kane could join another London club.
Manchester United have been linked with an interest in the England skipper, although it is claimed Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has no interest in selling his key asset to a Premier League rival.
The Frenchman said on Tuesday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “Spurs’ ambitions right now are at a standstill.
“So I guess Harry is looking to play for a club that will give him opportunities to play in the Champions League, winning trophies and there are many clubs around.
“It will be quite expensive to buy Harry Kane because he’s one of the best strikers in modern football.
“Also, when he comes to make a decision like that, you also refer to the family. If the family is fine in London, he might play for another London club and stay in London.
“He’s an English boy, he loves London and maybe he’d consider an offer from a London club.”