Pochettino explains how Harry Kane reacted to Real Madrid interest

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The Tottenham boss has been discussing his star striker.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino insists Harry Kane is not at all fazed by reported interest from Real Madrid and wants to stay in north London, according to the Daily Star.

Madrid want Kane as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the Daily Telegraph among others, but Pochettino has explained how the 22-year-old reacted to the rumoured interest.

Indeed, Kane unequivocally wants to stay at White Hart Lane, his manager claims.

And it's not just Tottenham ruling out a sale, Pochettino says, it's Kane rejecting the idea of a Real Madrid move, too.

Pochettino is quoted as telling reporters: "He is not for sale. And the good thing is that Harry wants to stay with us. This is the most important thing.

"Sometimes a manager or head coach can say a 'player is not for sale' but the player wants to leave. There are a lot of examples of that.

"But in this case, the good thing that Tottenham don’t want to sell him and Harry wants to stay with us."

Reports linking Kane with Real Madrid do seem far fetched. Spurs surely won't be selling and the idea of Kane replacing Ronaldo is too much, anyway.

Tottenham fans no doubt love Kane but the 22-year-old is in no shape to replace Ronaldo at one of the greatest clubs in the world. Perhaps after a few years...

The north London side need a back-up striker if they are to seriously challenge for a place in the top four - and perhaps the FA Cup - and selling their only recognised centre-forward just wouldn't make sense in the slightest.

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