Chelsea are planning to make a surprise move in signing Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane in the summer. The England international failed to replicate last season's form since the start of the 2015/16 season, but bounced back by scoring nine goals in the last eight matches played in all competitions.
The Blues' league rivals Manchester United have long been interested in Kane. Louis van Gaal's side were keen on bringing the player to Old Trafford, but the deal did not take shape.
United are still interested in securing Kane's services and according to the Daily Mail, the west London club have joined Red Devils in the race to sign the striker after the end of the ongoing season. Jose Mourinho's men make a trip to White Hart Lane to face the north London club in the league clash on 29 November.
Chelsea's scouts will be in attendance when the Premier League champions take on Mauricio Pochettino's side on Sunday. The Stamford Bridge outfit have Deigo Costa, who was instrumental in their title winning campaign last season, but has struggled to score regularly this term.
The Brazil-born Spain international's future is under threat and the former Real Madrid manager is on the lookout for a new striker who can be his main man for years to come. Chelsea have set their eyes on Kane and he can be included to the list of homegrown players.
Radamel Falcao joined the English champions on-loan from AS Monaco after a disappointing spell at United last term. Loic Remy is the third striker available at Chelsea and the duo – Falcao and Remy – along with Costa have failed to fire.
Mourinho is aware that any approach from his side for Kane in January will be rejected as Tottenham and Chelsea are both looking to break into the top four. The Blues are expected to sign another striker in the mid-season transfer window, despite maintaining their interest in signing the English star next summer.
Any move from Chelsea and United in landing Kane will not be easy, even if it is after the end of this campaign. The Telegraph has reported that Tottenham are in no mood to let their star player leave the club and will turn down any approach from the Premier League giants for the striker's signature.