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Tottenham: Mourinho downplays Kane transfer talk

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said he had not spoken with Harry Kane about his future and is happy with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

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Tottenham: Mourinho downplays Kane transfer talk
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Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says he is expecting the summer transfer window to be unusual in light of the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on clubs. Spurs have attracted speculation around potential transfer activity revolving around goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and forward Harry Kane.

Mourinho played down any talk of Kane leaving, insisting they have not spoken about his future and that he expects the transfer window to be unusual although he would not be drawn on Spurs' transfer priorities.

Mourinho expecting an atypical transfer window for all clubs

"We know what we want, but at the same time we can all expect a strange summer," Mourinho said ahead of Tottenham's meeting with Newcastle on Sunday. "I believe that it is going to be a bit strange in the sense of a different transfer window than in previous seasons, but in this moment I don’t think it is about anyone fighting for his future. I think it is about everyone fighting for the points we need to finish the season the best that we can."

Kane is a regular topic of transfer speculation with Manchester City the latest club linked with the England forward. "No. He works so well every day," Mourinho said when asked if the pair had spoken about his future. "He is such a professional, committed with the team, performing well. I've nothing to speak with him. Three years of his contract [left]. I have nothing to speak with him about. Unless he wants to speak with me about it and until now he never approached me in relation to anything."

Lloris, the best keeper in the Premier League

As for Lloris, who has just over 12 months left on his Tottenham contract, Mourinho added: "You know I don’t want to offend anyone and I hope that people just accept my opinion. We have, in my opinion, the best goalkeeper in England and the best English goalkeeper [Joe Hart]. So I am so happy with that that I don’t think about what can happen or not happen. Hugo has a contract, Joe has a contract. I'm so happy with both."