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    Real Madrid out to secure Harry Kane’s signature to replace Benzema

    Just after parting ways with legendary striker in the form of Karim Benzema, the latest news circulating indicates that Real Madrid are looking to sign Harry Kane.

    The Tottenham Hotspur striker is rumoured to be on the verge of leaving the English Premier League giants in search of trophies and UEFA Champions League football.

    According to the BBC, the England international tops Madrid’s wanted list as they look for a replacement for Benzema.

    The 29-year-old Kane currently has one year left on his existing contract with the Lily Whites and he remains undecided on his next destination.

    The French international striker, Benzema left the former European champions after spending 14 years in Madrid and manager Carlo Ancelotti is now looking for a new hitman.

    In addition, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez, Chelsea’s Kai Havertz, and Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic are all linked with a move to Madrid.

    However, BBC has it that 14-time European champions are huge admirers of England’s record goalscorer Kane and are hopeful the exit of several of their high earners this summer can help their bid.

    The Spanish La Liga outfit announced that apart from Benzema, Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, and Mariano Diaz are also leaving in the coming transfer window as the moves boosted the club’s transfer and wage budget by 77m euros (£66m).

    Despite Madrid’s admiration for Kane, it seems they will struggle to secure his signature because Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wants to keep Kane at his boyhood club and it is understood to be wanting in excess of £100m, a price tag Real would be reluctant to pay.

    Kane has scored 280 goals in 435 appearances for Spurs and is 47 goals shy of Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record of 260.

    As Ancelotti is now looking for Benzema’s replacement, he said he was taken aback by this departure but is hopeful for the future.

    “Yes, it was a surprise, it was a massive surprise for everyone but we had to understand that he thought about it twice and this is part of a process that started at this club some years ago, a transition that will continue next season,” he said per Sky Sports.

    Additionally, the award-winning manager said they have enough time to think twice about what they will need to do (to replace Benzema) and the squad will be very competitive next season.

    Main Image: Harry Kane/EuroSport

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