Daniel Levy
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Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has ruled out selling Harry Kane during the summer transfer window while backing manager Mauricio Pochettino to "make the final decision" on new signings in order to transform Spurs into one of the "most successful clubs in Europe".

The Argentinian manager bolstered the Spurs squad last summer with Ben Davis, Benjamin Stambouli, Michael Vorm, Eric Dyer, Federico Fazio and DeAndre Yedlin, who remained on loan at his former side Seattle Sounders returning during the January transfer window.

But having failed to make the Premier League top-four in a season when they also reached the League Cup final, Pochettino is expected to strengthen his side further this summer in order to achieve Champions League football next campaign.

The club has confirmed centre-back Kevin Wimmer as its first signing of the summer with Levy backing Pochettino to keep Kane away from the reported interest of the big clubs, including Manchester United, and to make further additions to the squad.

Asked during a Q&A session on Facebook if the young striker was staying, he declared: "Yes."

Questioned if Pochettino was in charge of club transfers, the chairman said: "As has always been the case the coach always makes the final decision."

Meanwhile, Levy has urged fans to be patient with player acquisitions and transfers stressing the club would like to close deals as soon as possible but "there are always three parties involved".

"Every club wants to do their business early but there are always three parties involved. Since the transfer window came most of the transactions take place in the final two weeks of the window. We've already announced one signing early which was Kevin Wimmer today," he said.

Pochettino has confirmed that Alex Pritchard will be in the first-team squad next season after a successful loan spell at Championship side Brentford while Levy insisted the youth player will remain a key member of the club.

"I think a balance is needed but you can be sure we shall always be a club that embraces youth."

Levy also outlined the club's ambitions: "To finish as high as we can in the league and go as far as possible in the cup competitions."

"To be one of the most successful clubs in Europe. The new stadium will be a game-changer for us as it will create revenues that we can invest in the First Team and deliver success on the pitch - so that is a priority for us."