Harry Kane: Spurs striker not for sale, says Pochettino

Harry Kane
Harry Kane scored twice in Tottenham's 3-0 Boxing Day victory over Norwich

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted Harry Kane is not for sale.

The Argentinian says he would not be surprised if the in-form England forward was of interest to Real Madrid, who have been linked with Kane.external-link

But Pochettino, 43, said: "We do not want to sell him and Harry wants to stay with us."

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Kane, 22, has scored 13 goals this season to help Spurs to fourth place in the Premier League.

He is attempting to replicate his impressive form of last season, when he found the net 32 times for club and country.

Kane has been with Tottenham since the age of 11, and Pochettino doesn't expect him to follow Gareth Bale and Luka Modric by swapping White Hart Lane for the Bernabeu.

The former Southampton boss added: "I didn't see the rumour but it doesn't surprise me.

"Harry is one of the best strikers in Europe or in the world. It would not surprise me if some big clubs are interested in him but it's only a rumour.

"He is not for sale and the good thing is he wants to stay."

Spurs host Leicester in the FA Cup third round on Sunday, three days before playing the Foxes again in the league.