Harry Kane is, for the second successive season, enduring a slow start to the campaign.
The 23-year-old is still looking for his first goal of the season for Tottenham and failed to impress during England’s last-gasp 1-0 victory over Slovakia last weekend.
It took Kane nine matches to score his first goal for Spurs last term, but he was well on his way after getting that particular monkey off his back and went on to secure the Premier League’s Golden Boot award.
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You sense that’s all Kane requires to rediscover his form and confidence again this time around: one goal, whether it’s a screamer or a two-yard tap-in.
Kane’s dip in form, however, hasn’t stopped one of the world’s biggest football clubs from making the striker one of their top transfer targets.
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AC Milan want Harry Kane
According to the Mirror, AC Milan have added the Englishman to their transfer wish-list, with the Italian club currently in the process of being sold to a Chinese consortium.
Milan, with the financial backing of the Chinese group, could soon have the financial clout to lure football’s superstars back to Serie A.
The reputation of Italy’s top division, and its football clubs with the exception of Juventus, has nose-dived over the past 10 years.
But that could all be about to change.
Kane will cost an astronomical amount of money
In order to sign Kane, though, Milan would need to smash their current transfer record.
The Mirror understand that he would command even more than the £75 million valuation placed by Everton on their star forward Romelu Lukaku.
It’s been made patently clear by Spurs that they have no interest in selling the striker, who is likely to sign a new contract extension with the north London outfit over the coming weeks.
Kane more likely to sign new Spurs contract
The Sun have revealed that Tottenham are prepared to double Kane’s current salary, to £100,000 a week, and it would be a genuine surprise if the player decided not to put pen-to-paper on such a generous contract offer.
Despite his slow start to the season, Mauricio Pochettino has the utmost faith in Kane’s ability to score goals on a consistent basis this term.
“Last season he started scoring late and then scored 25,” the Argentine coach commented. "He needs to be calm. It’s always difficult after the Euros, and then the expectation from him is massive.
“Every ball he touches, we wait for him to score and it’s difficult when you need to be fit to give your best.
"It’s about patience, time, work hard from him and I’m sure he will start to score again. Now he is much better.”
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