Real Madrid have named Harry Kane as the No.1 candidate to replace Karim Benzema, but the Blancos' effort to convince Tottenham president Daniel Levy is unlikely to be enough, especially if Real continue to expect a move to cost them less than €80 million.
Marca analysed the complex situation on Saturday: "For the move to happen, Kane will have to declare that he wants to play for Real Madrid, as is the case with two other players who moved between the same teams, Luka Modric in 2012 and Gareth Bale in 2013. In both cases, the position of power of both footballers was key to Tottenham accepting the offer from Real."
The Spanish newspaper cited Gareth Bale's case as an example: "Gareth Bale did not take part in Tottenham's training in 2013, citing an alleged injury, but his goal was to force his departure and transfer to Real Madrid. He was also called up by the Wales national team to play two qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup, which he did."
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