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Tottenham boss Poch: We'd only sell Real Madrid target Kane if...

Tottenham Hotspur would only sell Harry Kane if he forced through a move like Gareth Bale in 2013.

That is according to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

After winning the Premier League Player of the Season, Bale was sold to Real Madrid for £85.3 million. Manchester United had offered more money, but the Welshman told Tottenham he wanted to move to the Bernabeu.

Kane has emerged as the one of the biggest players on the planet after he broke Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's stranglehold on world football by scoring the most amount of goals in a calendar year with 56.

The 24-year-old has shone in the toughest league in the world, but Pochettino says Kane would only leave the north London club if he follows in the footsteps of Bale.

"As a representative for Tottenham, if Madrid came calling I would say we do not want to sell him," said Pochettino on Spanish TV station El Chiringuito de Jugones. (The interview was recorded on December 19 but released today)

"So he would stay here and they would have to understand that.

"But if you look at the human side, if the player asks to leave, like Modric and Bale did… then we would have to see. Right now, that hasn't happened.

"I hope Harry Kane can be here for many more years, can score lots of goals and win trophies and titles, which is our aim."

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