Tottenham are keeping an eye on Inter Milan striker Mauro Icari in case Harry Kane leaves unexpectedly this summer, according to reports in Italy.
Kane was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid earlier in the season, but those reports have cooled in recent months.
Spurs are likely to retain most of their star players this summer, with only Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele expected to leave.
But according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), Tottenham do have a contingency plan – just in case.
The report claims Spurs and Chelsea are both tracking Icardi’s situation at Inter. Chelsea could move for the 25-year-old if Alvaro Morata leaves.
Icardi, who has a €110m release clause in his contract, has scored 28 goals in 34 appearances across all competitions this season.
The 25-year-old is believed to be happy at the San Siro, but apparently that could change if Tottenham or Chelsea express an interest.
It’s extremely unlikely Spurs will allow Kane to depart this summer, but Morata could leave Chelsea after enduring a difficult season.
For that reason, I think Icardi is far more likely end up at Chelsea than Tottenham.