Jose Mourinho reveals Tottenham already has a replacement for transfer target Harry Kane

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Harry Kane’s future has been a major talk for months now, and rumours of the 27-year-old will be all over the media until the end of the summer transfer window.

The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Chelsea, with Manchester United and Manchester City also being linked with his transfer.

Kane has hinted that he’s keen on an exit this summer so that he can win trophies.

Jose Mourinho has however named youngster Dane Scarlett as a natural replacement for Kane.

The 17-year-old featured for Tottenham in the Europa League and Premier League under Jose Mourinho, and the Portuguese believes that he’d have given him more chances had he been at the club.

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“He is a diamond, a kid with incredible potential,” Mourinho told BT Sport.

“He has worked many times with the first team and that gives him a different personality. He is still 16, 17 soon [in March] and I believe next season he will be a first-team squad player because he has a lot of talent.

“He is going to be a fantastic player and I hope everything around him goes well. He is a striker, a number nine, I have been playing him from the sides similar to Marcus Rashford and he is very clever.”

Mourinho has even touted Scarlett to be the main man for not only Spurs but also the Three Lions in the near future.

“I hope leading Premier League managers don’t just think of their own clubs but also the national team and that they give these young English guys more chances,” he told the Sun.

“I know he’s still very young, just 17, and the next World Cup is probably too early, but Tottenham have a striker who, if everything goes well, is going to be phenomenal.

“That kid, Dane Scarlett, probably won’t be ready for Qatar next year — although you never know — but for the next Euros in 2024, he is an example of one who can emerge.”

This should be good news for Chelsea and other clubs interested in wantaway Tottenham striker, Harry Kane. But one can only wonder if Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia can prevail in negotiations with the shrewd Daniel Levy.

However, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland is believed to be Chelsea’s main target for a striker this summer.

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