Tottenham line up shock transfer as they eye hijack for Chelsea flop amid imminent Kane exit

Joe Williams
Tottenham transfer target Romelu Lukaku and Dusan Vlahovic
Romelu Lukaku and Dusan Vlahovic could be swapping clubs this summer.

Tottenham have entered the race to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku this summer amid interest from Juventus, according to reports.

Bayern Munich are on the verge of completing a deal for Spurs striker Harry Kane with the England international given permission to fly to Germany for a medical.

There had been confusion earlier today with a number of reports insisting that the Premier League club had ‘revoked’ consent to leave for Germany, before Spurs confirmed via journalists that Kane had been given permission.

He is now reportedly set to have his medical at Bayern Munich today after the clubs agreed a £95m deal in principle for the England skipper.

Tottenham will be wanting to reinvest that huge fee as soon as possible with the Premier League season starting this weekend, although they do have firepower in the form of Son Heung-min and Richarlison to tide them over until they can get a replacement in.

And there are claims in Italian publication Il Bianconero that Tottenham have ‘entered’ the race to sign Lukaku from Chelsea this summer.

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Juventus have been insisting that Chelsea pay €40m plus Lukaku if the Blues want to do business this summer for Dusan Vlahovic but now the west London outfit have ‘no intention’ of sending the Belgium international in the other direction.

Il Bianconero insist that Spurs are trying to fill the hole left by Kane in their team and Tottenham are now the ‘new and heavy competitor’ for Lukaku.

It is understood that Tottenham could invest part of the fee they are set to receive from Bayern Munich for Kane into a transfer for Lukaku ‘without many problems’.

Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin can’t see Lukaku staying at Stamford Bridge this season despite his future still seemingly far from resolved.

Nevin told BBC Sport: “It’s a completely new group and they are still very young. I can see what they are trying to do, which is develop a whole bunch of young players, and it makes sense, but that’s not something that makes you win titles straight away.

“Somehow they need to get back into Europe, and back into the top four – but it is asking a lot to do that with a group of players where very few of them have previously done that.

“One other question remains, which is Romelu Lukaku. I cannot see him staying, but there is always the chance that something leftfield will happen. There are some big name Brazilian and French centre-forwards that might be on the move, so you just never know.

“But of course you can never factor it in to these predictions because you don’t know if it will come off.”