Tottenham Hotspur are facing the prospect of breaking their wage structure after reports suggested Harry Kane is demanding Â£120,000-a-week to sign a new deal.
The Spurs talisman allegedly wants to become the highest-paid player at White Hart Lane, according to the Daily Telegraph, but problems are already set to arise before formal negotiations even begin to take place.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has imposed a tight wage budget at the North London club, with no first-team star allowed to earn more than Â£100,000-a-week - a salary that is Â£20,000 higher than that pocketed by current highest earner Hugo Lloris.
Kane, meanwhile, takes home a reported weekly wage of Â£60,000, but despite still having three-and-a-half years to run on the deal he signed in early 2015, the striker allegedly wants a wage that is deserving of his stature in the game.
The 23-year-old finished last season as the Premier League's top scorer with 25 goals and, when fit, is a shoo-in to lead the line for the senior England national side. Fellow England star Jamie Vardy earns a reported Â£100,000-a-week at Premier League holders Leicester City, and Kane is said to believe he should command a similar wage if he is ahead of the 29-year-old in England's pecking order.
Additionally, Kane has become the subject of speculation over his future in recent times, with Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid all believed to be monitoring his progress.
Kane has made it known that he has no intentions of leaving Tottenham anytime soon, but an impasse could be reached over penning a new contract if a deal cannot be thrashed out between his representatives and Levy.
Levy's enforced wage structure at the club also saw the Lilywhites miss out on the signing of Michy Batshuayi after the 54-year-old was unwilling to sanction the former Marseille star's Â£120,000-a-week salary.
The Belgium striker eventually joined Chelsea for around Â£30m instead, with Spurs bringing in Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar and head of recruitment Paul Mitchell resigning in protest instead.
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