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What Mikel Arteta said when asked if Arsenal will try to sign Spurs star Harry Kane

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was asked today if he will try to sign Tottenham Hotspur superstar Harry Kane this summer.

Sky Sports revealed yesterday that the England skipper wants to leave Spurs at the end of this season. He has had enough there and is desperate to compete for titles at a bigger club, preferably in England.

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Every club in the country would love to sign a player as prolific as Kane. However, only a handful of sides can afford the exorbitant price Tottenham will demand for him. Sadly, Arsenal aren’t one of them.

Arteta was asked if he would make a move for Kane this summer, even though everybody knows it’ll never happen. The Arsenal boss, in typical Arsene Wenger fashion, answered the question without really answering it.

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He said, as per Arsenal.com: “I don’t know if Harry Kane is leaving Spurs. I think he is still there. I don’t know, there are too many ifs. If he wants to leave, he will try to make the best decision for himself, I am sure.

“I suffered him both ways: as a player and as a manager. English football should be so proud to have someone with his talent, with his quality and as well with his consistency. I think what he’s been able to do over the years in that position in this league, it’s incredible.

“The national team has someone to lean on and it gives you the opportunity to compete against any team because you know that he can win the game for you at any moment. That’s big words in football.”

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Tottenham fans still hate Sol Campbell because he left them to join Arsenal all those years ago – just imagine their outrage if Kane did the same. That would be hilarious, but a move for Neymar is more likely than this one.

Spurs wouldn’t even consider negotiating with Arsenal and even if they did, there’s no way we can afford him. Sky claim that he is valued at well over £120 million – that’s probably our entire transfer budget for this summer, even after player sales.

Kane is almost guaranteed to get his hands on at least one domestic trophy next year if he joins a club like Manchester City. That will finally bring him on level terms with Kim Kallstrom, but he’ll still have two less than Shkodran Mustafi and one less than everybody’s favourite striker Yaya Sanogo.

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