Tottenham know they will be facing major battle to keep Harry Kane at the end of the season if they aren’t playing in the Champions League.

But with Tottenham valuing their talismanic striker at £200million, there is confidence at the north London club that they will keep the England international given what is likely to be a subdued summer transfer window due to the coronavirus crisis.

Kane cast doubt over his Spurs future on Sunday, admitting he wouldn’t just stay at the club ‘for the sake of it’.

Tottenham are confident talismanic striker Harry Kane won't be going anywhere in the summer

Tottenham are confident talismanic striker Harry Kane won't be going anywhere in the summer

Tottenham are confident talismanic striker Harry Kane won’t be going anywhere in the summer

But news that Kane is ready to consider his future this summer did not come as a surprise to Tottenham, who are well aware of their star striker’s growing agitation.

Kane, who does not have a single winners medal to his name, has already spoken publicly of his desire to win trophies.

But it is his ambition to continue playing in the Champions League that is likely to have a significant bearing on how Kane views his future at the end of the season.

The 26-year-old has established himself as one of the best centre-forwards in Europe and views playing in the UEFA’s top club competition as vital to his future.

Manchester City are targeting Kane as a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero

Manchester City are targeting Kane as a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero

Manchester City are targeting Kane as a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero

Kane is viewed as a candidate by Manchester City to eventually replace Sergio Aguero as their first choice striker, while neighbours United also have a concrete interest.

Spurs, however, believe they are in a strong position to keep Kane, even if they are unable to secure a top-four finish once the season resumes.

Kane has four years left to run on his current deal meaning Tottenham are under no pressure at all to sell the striker.

And given chairman Daniel Levy’s reputation as a notoriously tough negotiator, City and United would have a daunting task of persuading the club to accept anything lower than their £200million valuation.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not sell Kane for anything less than £200million

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not sell Kane for anything less than £200million

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not sell Kane for anything less than £200million

Indeed, Levy affirmed his belief that big-money transfer deals are unlikely to take place this summer given the financial impact the Coronavirus crisis has had on football.

‘When I read or hear stories about player transfers this summer like nothing has happened, people need to wake up to the enormity of what is happening around us,’ said Levy.

‘With over 786,000 infected, nearly 38,000 deaths and large segments of the world in lockdown we need to realise that football cannot operate in a bubble.

‘We maybe the eighth largest club in the world by revenue according to the Deloitte survey but all that historical data is totally irrelevant as this virus has no boundaries.’

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