Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is reportedly pushing to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane this summer, despite not being sure who will become his club’s next coach.
The French champions are in the midst of a summer rebuild, having sacked their head coach Christophe Galtier at the end of the season. They are also battling with the future of star forward Kylian Mbappe after the Frenchman informed them of his desire not to renew his contract.
But before Mbappe’s future became an issue, PSG were keen on signing a striker to spearhead their attack next season. They had considered Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Harry Kane. But according to French publication Le Parisien, the club’s president Al-Khelaifi prefers the Tottenham hitman, Kane.
The 29-year-old is entering the final year of his current deal in North London and has been the subject of interest from many of Europe’s elite clubs in the early weeks of the summer transfer window.
The Englishman has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid, but the huge fee demanded by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has seen both clubs priced out of a move. This has led PSG to follow up on their prior interest in Kane after they made the England striker their ‘priority’ target this summer.
According to the report by Le Parisien, Al-Khelaifi is keen on signing Kane this summer regardless of who succeeds Christophe Galtier as manager.
The French giants are reportedly close to appointing former Barcelona and Spain boss Luis Enrique as their new manager after talks with Julian Nagelsmann broke down. The Spaniard will have his own ideas of who he wants to bring in, but Al-Khelaifi will push for his own targets internally – with Kane being his top priority.
It is still unclear whether Kane wants to leave the Premier League as he is desperate to become the league’s top scorer. The Tottenham man is currently on 213 goals and considers Alan Shearer’s long-standing record of 260 PL goals something he can reach.
However, PSG would be a solid option to finally break his trophy duck.