Harry Kane has no intention of quitting Tottenham this month but his future at the club is up in the air going into the summer window, sources have told Football Insider.
The Londoners are yet to open talks with their star striker, 29, over an extension to his current deal, which expires in the summer of 2024.
Spurs are keen to press ahead with negotiations, but Kane has held back from doing so as he looks to see how the club’s plans develop under Antonio Conte.
Key to Kane extending his contract and effectively committing the rest of his career to Tottenham will be the club keeping hold of Conte as well as the ambition demonstrated by to build on their resurgence under the Italian.
The manager’s own contract is due to expire at the end of the season – although there is the option of a further 12 months – and Tottenham are working on extending his deal.
As revealed by Football Insider, Spurs are offering Conte a ‘jaw-dropping’ new deal worth more than £20million-a-year, equivalent to £400,000-a-week to keep him.
Conte has frequently urged the London club’s chiefs to back him in the January transfer window and strengthen a squad that has looked too thin this season.
Tottenham’s 4-0 midweek thrashing of Palace, in which Kane scored two goals, has temporarily eased the pressure on the board.
Kane and his representatives will closely monitor Conte’s own talks in the coming weeks and months.
The England star turns 30 in the summer of 2023 and that could be one of his last chances to secure a move to one of Europe’s elite clubs.
His own form has been outstanding this season as Tottenham look to retain the top-four spot they secured in Conte’s first season.
Kane has scored 16 goals and supplied three assists from 25 matches in all competitions, with 15 of his goals coming in the Premier League.