Date: 20th September 2022 at 11:47am
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Tottenham Hotspur continued their strong start to the season on Saturday, beating Leicester City 6-2 in a thrilling game in north London. 

Antonio Conte’s side were beaten by Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League in their previous game, but looked to be back to their best against The Foxes, with Son Heung-Min scoring a 13-minute hat-trick after coming on as a substitute.

The Lilywhites remain third in the Premier League table having won five and drawn two of their seven games so far, with rivals Arsenal just a point ahead in first place.

Despite their strong start to the domestic campaign, there could be bad news ahead for Conte as he faces a potential battle to keep hold of one of his biggest stars.

According to Italian media, Chelsea are plotting a sensational move for striker Harry Kane.

As per Calciomercato via The Mail, new Blues boss Graham Potter is keen for owner Todd Boehly to make a move for the England captain, who has started the season strongly.

It is claimed that Chelsea could be willing to offer Romelu Lukaku, who is currently on loan at Italian side Inter Milan, as part of a swap deal for Kane.

Kane scored Spurs’ first goal against Leicester on Saturday

The 29-year-old was rumoured to be close to joining Manchester City last summer but a move never materialised and the Premier League champions have since acquired Erling Haaland.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have also signed a striker over the past few months, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arriving from Barcelona on deadline day.

The Gabon international has failed to impress so far though, and Potter was left frustrated by his side’s toothless display during his first game in charge, a 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg last week.

Potter is believed to be a keen admirer of Kane, who won the golden boot award at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Former Millwall loanee Kane has scored a remarkable 254 goals in 395 matches for Spurs, as well as registering 60 assists, and was linked with a move to Bayern Munich during the recent transfer window.

Despite Chelsea’s interest, the report also explains how a deal will prove tricky, with Kane’s current contract not due to expire until 2024, and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy extremely unlikely to let the striker leave the club before then, especially to a London rival.

There is also the issue of Inter potentially agreeing a deal with Chelsea for Lukaku before then, which would then prevent The Blues from offering the Belgian to Spurs in exchange for Kane.

Lukaku and Spurs boss Conte worked together at Inter Milan two years ago, and the pair won the Serie A title during the 2020/21 season.

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