Potential winners and losers as Chelsea, Man Utd and Man City eye Kane transfer

Harry Kane has told Tottenham he wants to leave the club in this summer's transfer window.

The striker has been linked with the exit door in north London for several months following a difficult year for the club.

Kane has continued to find the net on a regular basis but Tottenham could yet miss out on European football with the team seemingly in decline.

The 27-year-old burst onto the scene in a young team under Mauricio Pochettino, but after several near misses domestically he remains trophyless.

Tottenham are looking for a new manager having sacked Jose Mourinho but Kane has signalled his desire to move on, reports Sky Sports.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have all been in touch with the Englishman's representatives.

The three sides are all at different stages in their development meaning the addition of Kane will benefit and harm certain individuals.

We take a look at the winners and losers at the respective clubs.

Man Utd

Winner – The Glazers

United's owners have never been as unpopular as they currently are following the Super League debacle.

It has shone a light on the way in which they run the club and resulted in fan protests.

So landing England's leading marksman from a domestic rival would certainly be timely and a welcome addition.

Daniel Levy will demand a huge fee for Kane so if the Glazers do stump up the cash it will be a start at showing the fans they do care and are invested in the club.

Loser – Edinson Cavani

The Uruguayan recently ended speculation surrounding his future by signing a contract extension at Old Trafford.

Cavani arrived with a mixed reception, now though he is lauded by all those who watch him as he continues to produce at the age of 34.

Before deciding to stay he will no doubt have sought assurances over his involvement as a starter.

Should Kane arrive though his game time would almost certainly be affected with competition already rife for places in the United attack.

Chelsea

Winner – Thomas Tuchel

The German has come in at Stamford Bridge and made an instant impact. Defeat in the FA Cup Final was a blow but they still have a Champions League Final to come.

His defensive style has allowed Chelsea to win games by the odd goal, which is just as well because they are anything but prolific.

Tuchel clearly doesn't fancy Tammy Abraham whilst he continues to persist with the goal-shy Timo Werner.

The addition of Kane, a man who genuinely only needs one chance to score, would be of huge benefit to Chelsea given their style under the German.

Losers – Tammy Abraham, Timo Werner

The pair have scored 24 between them whilst Kane has bagged 32 himself. There lies the issue in a nut shell.

Abraham has struggled to even make the bench under Tuchel and looks increasingly like he will leave in the summer.

Werner though has been afforded more patience despite lacking the cutting edge we saw so often at RB Leipzig.

His all round contribution has been enough to warrant a regular start, but if Kane arrives he would likely have to play in a wide role or not at all.

Man City

Winner – the midfield

City have more or less won two trophies this year – potentially three – without a striker.

That said, whilst Pep Guardiola has found a formula that works without a conventional front man he would certainly like to have one.

The likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva have dominated games and often create plenty of chances.

For years Sergio Aguero has finished them off so having someone to do likewise once he departs would be a bonus.

Loser – Gabriel Jesus

When the Brazilian arrived he usurped Aguero in he pecking order and many wondered whether the Argentine was going to be forced out.

However he has been unable to improve as was anticipated and has played second fiddle to Aguero for much of his City career.

Even with the Aguero absent Jesus has been unable to find regular minutes and when given opportunities doesn't always convince.

The potential arrival of Kane could yet spell the end.

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