Just over a week since the end of the Premier League season, the arrival of June has seen the transfer rumour mill kick into gear.
When it comes to Harry Kane, speculation is a mere footnote to this period.
However, this year could be different and Real Madrid have reportedly come calling.
Spurs’ new era
As Tottenham continue their search for a new manager, Ange Postecoglou is now favourite to take the reins.
However, Kane may not be part of the ‘Ange era’.
Having frequently pledged his loyalty to the club in recent years, the Lilywhites now have a problem.
After Spurs slipped out of the top-four once more, Champions League football is no longer on the table.
For Kane, having become the first player to score 30 goals during two separate seasons in the 38-game Premier League era, he remains trophyless.
Fresh from becoming Tottenham’s all-time top scorer, Kane currently sits on 213 Premier League goals, just 47 behind Alan Shearer‘s all-time record in the top-flight.
Still only 29, he looks destined to not only break but smash that tally.
However, Los Blancos could attempt to throw a spanner in the works.
Having lost their Champions League crown and also seeing Barcelona claim the La Liga crown, the Spanish capital club are at a crossroads.
Seeing talisman Karim Benzema play his final game at home to Athletic Club on Sunday, Los Blancos are seeking a new star number nine.
If reports are believed, Madrid want that to be Kane.
The major stumbling block could be Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wanting at least £100million for his star asset.
As reported by BBC Sport however, Guillem Balague explained the Spanish outfit are set to offload the likes of Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio and Mariano Diaz.
That would tot up to around £66m in fees and wages but Madrid would still struggle to afford a deal.
Even then would he leave England and put his quest to become the Premier League’s record scorer on hold?
But surely Kane couldn’t turn down a big move to Madrid and the promise of silverware?
A move away from England for Kane would be the preferred option for Levy.
Letting Kane depart for Iberia would avoid strengthening direct rivals but how likely is it?
Whatever the case, with Kane’s £200,000pw deal set to expire next summer, decisions will have to be made.
Manchester United continue to be linked also, whilst Bayern Munich and Thomas Tuchel still have an interest.
But for now, it appears that Spain could be in Harry Kane’s near future.