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Harry Kane: England captain yet to speak to new Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo

Harry Kane has reiterated his desire to leave Tottenham this summer; Man City have seen a £100m bid for Kane rejected; Kane wants to focus on England and Euro 2020 before speaking with new Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo

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Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Picture date: Wednesday May 19, 2021.
Image: Harry Kane is due to make a decision on his Tottenham future after the Euros

Harry Kane has described Nuno Espirito Santo as a "great manager" but is yet to speak with the new Tottenham head coach amid intense speculation about his future.

England captain Kane has expressed his desire to leave Spurs this summer, with Manchester City tabling a £100m bid for the striker, which was rejected.

Former Wolves boss Nuno was last week unveiled as the long-term successor to Jose Mourinho and faces a fight to retain the services of his star man.

Kane, who has scored three goals to help England reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020, is eager to concentrate on international matters for the time being and says talks with the Portuguese will have to wait.

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Denmark striker Kasper Dolberg said Kane is 'one of the best', ahead of their meeting on Wednesday (Pictures: ©UEFA 2021)

"Whenever a new manager comes in, I guess there's a level of excitement around the club. Obviously, I've not been there and not had any contact with him," Kane told talkSPORT.

"I'm away with England now and my full focus is on here. Hopefully, we've got a week left.

"He's a great manager and did a great job at Wolves and got them playing a really good way.

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"Let's get back and I'm sure we'll be in contact after the tournament."

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Sky Sports News' Paul Gilmour says the issue of Kane's future will be one of Nuno Espirito Santo's top priorities as Tottenham head coach

Tottenham's new sporting director Fabio Paratici this week expressed his desire to keep Kane in north London.

The striker, who has scored 221 goals in 336 appearances for Spurs and has a contract until 2024, welcomed those comments and still feels "loved" by his current club.

"Of course as a player you want to be wanted, you want to feel like you're loved, which I do," he said.

"I haven't had the chance to talk to any of these people yet. I'm sure we'll get to know each other after the tournament, have a phone call or two once I get a week or two of holiday.

"To get praise from big people from football is great, it gives you confidence, it gives you motivation, so of course it's nice to hear."

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Former England forward Tony Cottee believes Kane can become the top scorer at Euro 2020

While discussions with Nuno are on hold, Kane has been in contact with his former Tottenham manager.

The 27-year-old spoke of his strong bond with Mourinho, who was sacked by Spurs in April and will be in charge of Italian club Roma next season.

"He's great, he's been texting me as well. It's common knowledge we have a great relationship and got on really well," Kane said of Mourinho.

"I really respect him as a manager and person. I wish him all the best at Roma. It is great to have one of the best managers in the world on your side.

"I will always respect him and hopefully be in contact with him for the rest of my career."

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