Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino confessed his happiness at reading reports linking Chelsea with a move for star forward Harry Kane. The England international has been impressive since breaking into the first-team last season, which includes 31 goals in all competitions during the 2014/15 campaign.
According to the Daily Mail, the Blues have made the striker their priority target next summer and will battle Manchester United for his signature. The Red Devils have been linked with a move for Kane from last summer, but Tottenham are adamant that their top marksman is not for sale.
The 22-year-old striker has also ignored advances from the Premier League big guns and committed his future to the north London club. The Argentine manager is confident that Kane wants to remain at White Hart Lane and achieve success with the club.
Jose Mourinho is looking to sign a forward to challenge Diego Costa, who along with the rest of the team has struggled to replicate last season's form, and the manager is keen to add some fresh impetus into his squad. Moreover, the Portuguese manager and the Spanish international had a bust up during Chelsea's 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv. The former Real Madrid boss, however, revealed post match that they had made up following the altercation.
Pochettino, meanwhile, is unconcerned about the interest from the Red Devils and the Blues, as he feels that their interest means that his player is performing at the desired level. Kane failed to score in the first six games of the season in the Premier League, but has since scored eight goals in seven games. The former Southampton manager is hoping that his striker follows Hugo Lloris' lead and ignores the big clubs' advances. The French goalkeeper turned down interest from United in the summer to remain with Spurs.
"I am happy that a big club want our player - this is because they show they are a top player with top performances. It is good when they are linked," Pochettino said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"But Harry, like Hugo, wants to stay here. He is one of the best players and he is very happy. He wants to grow up with us and try the next few years to try for the top four and win titles with Tottenham. This is his challenge," the Tottenham manager added.