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Burnley boss Dyche: We tried to sign Kane

Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits trying to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane in the past.

Ahead of today's clash at Wembley, Dyche revealed that he was one of a number of managers who looked into the possibility of signing Kane after he spent time on loan at Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City as a teenager.

"We made enquiries, but so did a hundred others. I knew him from Millwall, and having played there myself I know that you can learn a lot from that as it's a tough experience," he said.

"He had a couple of quieter loan spells when things didn't go to plan, but he seemed to make sense of it all and learn from it.

"Myself and many others rang about him as a young player to see if he was available, and at that time he was on the edge of breaking through anyway, which he did. Tottenham made a good decision in keeping him in there."

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