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Tottenham chief Daniel Levy told he could be ‘held to ransom’ next summer 

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Tottenham chief Daniel Levy told he could be ‘held to ransom’ next summer 

As Harry Kane’s contract nears expiration, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been cautioned that he may hold the club to ransom.

After missing out on a move to Manchester City in 2021, Bayern Munich and Chelsea have expressed interest in signing the England captain, who is under contract with Spurs until 2024.

Kane is rumored to be the Bundesliga club’s top target for next summer, when his contract would expire.

Former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson asserts that Tottenham must sign Kane to a new deal prior to the World Cup or risk being held captive.

“It is a situation that has to be addressed now,” Robinson told Football Insider.

” They have to start contract talks with him now. There is no better time to start. Spurs have not won or achieved anything yet but they are going places under Antonio Conte

“They are competing at the top. I think now is the time to open contract talks. The club is in a decent situation.

“They need to look after themselves as well as the player. They cannot afford to be held to ransom next summer when he has just 12 months left on his deal. 

“The club simply have to start negotiations before the World Cup starts. The club is in a strong position to do so. Look at where they are in all competitions. The club has never been in a better position.”

Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann has previously praised Kane, but stated that the 29-year-old may be too expensive for his club. “He’s very expensive that’s the problem,” Nagelsmann said.

“But brilliant player, one of two or three who can play as a centre forward [as well as a] number ten, but he’s very strong, brilliant with [his] head and both feet. 

“He could score a lot in the Bundesliga, I don’t know the price, but it’s really tough for Bayern Munich. We’ll see what happens in the future.”

If Kane had just one year remaining on his contract and had no plans to sign a new deal with Tottenham, he would be more accessible to Bayern.

However, they would have to bargain with the tough Levy, who denied Kane the opportunity to work with Pep Guardiola a year ago.

The German side’s CEO Oliver Kahn has also previously said that a move for Kane would be “a dream”, telling Bild

“He’s under contract with Tottenham. Sure, an absolute top striker, but that’s all a dream of the future.”

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy told he could be ‘held to ransom’ next summer 

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