Harry Kane lets Daniel Levy know who's boss
There is still a big sticking point.
Harry Kane has all but confirmed he wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, saying that ultimately the decision of whether he stays or goes will be his.
News broke on Monday that he had informed the club of his desire to move on this summer, frustrated with the club's recent stagnation. Nobody can justifiably bemoan Kane's desire to win the trophies his talent and output on the field deserve, but the news will still come as a dagger to the heart of Spurs fans nationwide.
Speaking to Gary Neville on The Overlap podcast, Kane was asked if his career was at a crossroads.
"I think so. I think it’s definitely a conversation to be had with the club," the Tottenham striker said.
"I want to be playing in the biggest games, the biggest moments. This season I'm watching the Champions League, watching the English teams in there doing amazing and they're the games I want to be involved in.
I hope we can have that conversation.
"I’m sure that [Daniel Levy] will want to set out the plan of where he sees it but ultimately it’s going to be down to me and how I feel and what’s going to be the best for me and my career this moment in time."
He added: "I don't want to come to the end of my career and have any regrets. I want to be the best I can be.
"I never said I'd stay at Spurs for the rest of my career. I'd never say that I'd leave Spurs."
Neville went on to describe Spurs chairman Daniel Levy as one of the smartest operators in the game, which is likely to be the biggest sticking point in this whole saga.
Harry Kane has three years left on his contract and Levy will demand as high a price as he can for his best player and most valuable asset.
At a time when the coronavirus pandemic has hit the pockets of even the biggest teams in the world very hard, potential suitors will be few and far between.