With just over two weeks remaining of the summer transfer window, the main target for Tottenham is clear: keep Harry Kane at the club.
The 28-year-old, who missed Spurs‘ 1-0 win over Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday afternoon, has been heavily linked with a move away from north London.
However, football.london understands that Tottenham’s stance, as it has been all summer, is that Kane is not for sale.
Spurs have also been linked with other attacking players, but to play alongside Kane, rather than replace the England captain.
A name that has emerged recently is Patrick Bamford, with the Leeds United striker said to be ‘on the radar’ of the north London club, according to the Telegraph.
The 27-year-old finished the 2020/21 season as the highest-scoring English player in the Premier League, behind Kane, but still failed to secure a place in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man England squad for the Euros earlier in the summer.
Bamford has recently entered the final 12 months of his contract at Elland Road, and is thought to be in talks with Leeds over extending his stay in Yorkshire.
The former Chelsea striker recently opened up on his future with Marcelo Bielsa ‘s side and insisted he wanted to sort out his contract situation very soon.
“You know, it’s still in the future and obviously there’s still discussions to be had between all the home nations,” said Bamford to Tokyo 2020 in an exclusive interview ahead of the Olympics in 2021.
“So 100%, that would be something I’d love to do, and hopefully it gets worked out.”
Bamford received plenty of praise for his exceptional season last time out, including compliments from Scott Parker.
“He’s right up there,” Parker said in March this year. “Faced him last year. The amount of chances Leeds create he’s always in that position.
“Tireless work rate and what he’s asked to do out of possession at Leeds is phenomenal really.
“The work he puts in is pretty incredible. Added to that is his goal record and him scoring goals which has been very good this year.
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“A step up for him, I know he’s scored goals in the Championship for some time for different clubs, but now showing his quality in the big league.
“A big challenge for us and the defenders to try and keep him quiet.”
Bamford played in Leeds’ heavy defeat to Manchester United on Saturday afternoon, with the striker still clearly part of Bielsa’s plans.