No chance Kane will make Chelsea move, former Blues star insists
Harry Kane will not leave Tottenham for Chelsea this summer, according to one former Stamford Bridge player, who says that Roman Abramovich will not do business with Spurs.
Carlton Cole, a former England international striker who made his Premier League debut at Chelsea before moving to West Ham, has revealed that there is no prospect of such a deal being concluded.
Kane is, nevertheless, eager to depart Tottenham in a bid to win silverware, according to widespread reports, and is of interest to Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.
‘Chelsea will not do business with Spurs’
Speaking to Talksport, Cole said that Abramovich will not do business with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who is a notoriously tough negotiator.
“I was leaving Chelsea and I was supposed to go to Spurs,” he recalled over a potential 2006 move. “I went and had my medical and something happened with the deal.
“Roman Abramovich heard the whisper I was going over there. So I got called back by Chelsea and I had to have a meeting with Roman.
“He had his interpreter next to him and his other adviser and I had my dad and my uncle with me.
“He said, ‘we don’t do business with Spurs, choose another club’.
“He wanted to give me another deal, but for that to happen I would have had to go to Russia and play for his other club over there, CSKA Moscow.
“I remember being at the Tottenham training ground and holding their shirt. It was a close one, but I made the right decision in the end.”
Neil Sullivan was the last player to leave Tottenham to join Chelsea, doing so on a free transfer in 2003, and it seems unlikely that Kane is about to buck that trend.