Conte faces first Tottenham battle amid telling update over Harry Kane future

Harry Kane is set to be the subject of a new approach from one of his prime suitors in the January transfer window, according to a report from a respected source.

Kane was front and centre of transfer news in the summer as he considered his future at Tottenham Hotspur. Frustrated by a lack of trophies, the striker was willing to explore a transfer to a club willing to match his ambition.

Having turned 28 in July, Kane was keen to ensure he did not waste what remains of his prime years. However, Tottenham stood firm and rebuffed the approaches that came their way.

Wary of selling to a Premier League rival, they refused a significant offer from Manchester City. Kane subsequently entered the new season still as a Spurs player.

His form since has not exactly justified Tottenham’s decision to turn down a huge amount of money for him in the summer. He has only scored one goal from his first 10 appearances of the new Premier League season.

But he sent a reminder of his true qualities when scoring a perfect hat-trick for England in their World Cup qualifying win over Albania on Friday.

In the hours prior to that performance, a report from ESPN revealed Kane could be the subject of a new bid from Manchester City in January.

City did not sign any other striker after missing out on Kane during the summer. They have often since relied on a formation using a false nine.

The results have not shown any negative impact; City are currently second in the Premier League table. However, finding someone who can fill the void left by Sergio Aguero could take them to yet another level.

They could yet revert their attention to Kane. Although, ESPN add that the recent appointment of Antonio Conte as Tottenham head coach could have an effect.

Kane is reportedly impressed by Conte. He feels he could help his chances of winning trophies at the club. Indeed, the Italian has won silverware in each of his last three jobs in club football, either side of a stint in charge of his national team.

In return, the report claims Conte was told before taking the job that Kane would still be part of the club’s plans.

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