Ryan Mason has insisted he is unaware of Harry Kane’s request to leave Tottenham and has not spoken to the striker about his future.
Interim manager Mason kept tight-lipped during his press conference on Tuesday after 24 hours of rampant speculation surrounding the England captain.
News emerged on Monday that Kane had asked to leave Tottenham this summer as he seeks to win the top honours in football.
Manchester United, Man City and even London rivals Chelsea have been linked with an interest in the 27-year-old, with Spurs said to have already begun to search for possible replacement strikers ahead of Kane’s possible exit.
Mason is Kane’s former teammate and now head coach, with the pair still very close friends off the pitch.
But when asked whether Kane had asked to leave Spurs or not, the interim boss said: “No, not that I’m aware of.
“All of my conversations with H have been about the game. All these conversations, I am not so sure. I don’t know.
“I don’t think anything [about the situation] is awkward,” added the former Tottenham midfielder, who was handed the reins as first-team coach in April following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
“There’s always speculation around the best players, like there’s been speculation around who the next manager will be.”
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