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Harry Kane gives least convincing assurance he'll stay at Spurs yet amid Manchester United interest

Harry Kane has failed to commit himself to Spurs as he is linked with a big-money move to Manchester United this summer. United have cash to burn and a tradition of buying the best young English talent.

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Spurs blog Cartilage Free Captain have run a blog trying to reassure themselves that Harry Kane is staying at Spurs (with their tongue in their cheek).

While he may, of course, stay at Spurs, the quotes from Harry Kane are the least convincing statements that a player has uttered, not ruling out any transfer, complimenting other sides, and refusing to say, "I won't move."

Now, Kane could well remain at Spurs for the rest of his career, and he seems like a nice man who certainly enjoys playing for and at Spurs, but let's see what he actually said.

"I've seen there's interest but that's all I know. It's flattering for other clubs to maybe be interested but I'm happy at Spurs and I'm looking forward to the future.

Tottenham are a big club and that's the way people have got to see it. I'm at a big club now, I'm enjoying my football and I'm looking forward to next season."

He's looking forward to the future. At Spurs? He doesn't say. He's flattered other clubs like him, so he must think highly of them. He's seen interest, that's all he knows, but he doesn't say the interest unwanted. He says Tottenham are a big club - and they are, sort of - but then says, 'and that's the way people have got to see it,' hinting that many aren't of that persuasion, so perhaps he might have to leave to impress those (Roy Hodgson?) who don't see it like that.

He's looking forward to next season - but he doesn't say where. This is one of the most impressive non-denials of a transfer of the transfer window so far. It's only missing, 'only God knows the future.'