Tottenham plan to double Harry Kane's wages and make him the highest-paid player in their history in a bid to ward off interest from Manchester United.
The Daily Mail report that Kane, who is on course for the Premier League Golden Boot with 25 goals this season, is in negotiations to sign a contract that would see him earn £100,000 a week.
He is on half of that figure now, but Spurs have made it clear they will quickly reward their star players if it means keeping them in north London. Dele Alli, for example, has already seen his wages lifted to £60,000 a week.
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Breaking the bank
If it goes ahead, Kane's contract will be particularly remarkable because Spurs have a policy capping weekly wages at £80,000.
Chairman Daniel Levy runs a notoriously tight ship, but he has clearly had to re-evaluate his policy on players' wages amid fears that Tottenham's key men could be tempted by big money moves to Manchester United, Chelsea, and even La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
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United have been linked with the 22-year-old ever since he came to prominence, even if the remarkable rise of Marcus Rashford has eased their desperation for a top-quality striker.
Spurs hope that Kane, who scored the first goal in their heart-breaking 2-2 draw against Chelsea, will put pen to paper at some point over the summer, though they may be forced to wait until after his participation in Euro 2016.
But while the summer transfer window is usually a frantic time for the north London club, for once, it appears that their star assets are not interested in moving elsewhere, particularly since boss Mauricio Pochettino revealed he has verbally agreed a new contract himself.
Of course, Tottenham also have the extra pulling power of being able to offer Champions League football next season, and there is also the strong possibility that they will be competing for the Premier League title once again.
When Robbie Keane and Ledley King were the Lilywhites' main men, they earned around £60,000 a week. With that in mind, Kane's deal is a huge moment for the club, and one that suggests they are finally looking to make the step to the next level.
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