Date: 14th July 2021 at 2:27pm
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England’s remarkable Euro 2020 journey came to an excruciating end on Sunday evening as Gareth Southgate’s side lost 3-2 on penalties to Italy in the final at Wembley. 

England had gone ahead early on through Luke Shaw, however a second-half equaliser from Leonardo Bonucci sent the game to extra-time and the Three Lions then went on to lose on penalties.

Captain Harry Kane was unable to assert himself on the game, despite having scored in each of England’s three previous knockout matches.

Now the tournament is over and attention returns to club football, talk of Kane’s future has also returned.

The Tottenham Hotspur talisman has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City all summer, however Spurs have reiterated their desire to keep hold of him.

Now, it appears that the Lilywhites are planning a move for a fellow Premier League striker to partner Kane next season.

According to the Telegraph, Spurs have identified Southampton’s Danny Ings as the ideal candidate to join Kane up front next term.

Ings joined Saints permanently in 2019.

Spurs had previously been linked with Ings as a replacement for Kane if he were to depart, however it now appears that new boss Nuno Espirito Santo wishes to play with two strikers and sees Ings as the perfect fit.

The 29-year-old scored 12 Premier League goals last season, but would expect to improve on that if he was playing alongside Kane, who provided more assists than any other player.

According to the report, Spurs are ready to offer Saints £20 million for the Englishman.

Ings only has 12 months remaining on his current deal and it is believed that, while an offer of an extension is on the table, both parties are prepared for the player to run down his final year.

Will Saints cash in on their star man or would they be willing to let him leave for nothing?

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