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Jose Mourinho believes Harry Kane will stay at Tottenham, thanks to Daniel Levy’s burning desire to not sell their star asset.

Kane’s Spurs future has been fiercely debated ever since claims emerged that he could look to force a move before the start of next season.

Manchester City have been heavily linked with a move for the England captain, with Pep Guardiola desperate to replace the goals of the now departed Segio Aguero.

But Mourinho, who was officially unveiled as Roma’s new boss this week, thinks his old striker will stick in north London for at least another season.

"Him signing a new contract I don’t know. I would say that [Kane stays] probably is what is going to happen. I don’t see Mr Levy with the desire to sell him,” the ex-Spurs boss told talkSPORT.

Harry Kane has four goals during England's run to the Euro 2020 final
(Image: UEFA via Getty Images)

"Of course Harry was very clear before the Euros but I don’t see Levy open for that, but only they know."

Mourinho has kept in contact with Kane, even after his Tottenham sacking and the Portuguese sent a message to the Three Lions ace ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2020 final with Italy.

Asked if he had messaged Kane, Mourinho added: "Yes that’s what I do. Even to my Roma players with Italy. I told them I leave them in peace. I know for Harry how important it is, his desire to win titles, it will be his first one of his career.

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"But really I leave him in peace because that’s what the players need. He knows the people that like him and we love that we are with him."

As for the game with the Italians, Mourinho has suggested that Kane dropping deep could be vital to England’s hopes of ending 55 years of hurt.

"There are some strikers where if they don’t score their contribution is nothing. Or they are like Harry,” he explained.

Jose Mourinho believes Harry Kane will stay at Tottenham this summer

"When Denmark scored he started dropping, trying to get a reaction.

"Looking at the game where Italy had more difficulties, the most difficult moment was there not being a number 9 target and Harry does that better than anyone.

"So I think Harry will be dropping.”

Mourinho has also refused to accept the idea that Gareth Southgate’s are favourites to lift the trophy, predicting the game will go to penalties.

"If they lose the final they are going to be so disappointed that everything they did before did not matter.

"Italy are good with this approach. They are not cold, they are warm. They know how to behave in this moment, even with the game being played at Wembley I would refuse to say England are favourites."

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