Speculation over Kane’s future

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Jose Mourinho refuses to “play that game” regarding speculation over Tottenham Hotspur star striker Harry Kane’s future after he was linked with replacing Sergio Aguero at Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Mourinho said he did not know if England captain Kane always had a smile on his face “but he is always professional”.

Kane has reason to smile as Korean star Son Heung-min — with whom he has forged a highly effective partnership — is fit to return for Sunday’s clash with struggling Newcastle.

Son suffered a hamstring injury in the north London derby defeat to Arsenal and missed two games as well as his country’s friendly with Japan last week.

Mourinho’s case in trying to persuade Kane to stay with his boyhood club would be helped with Champions League football next season and ending Spurs trophy drought.

Both are within reach. Spurs revived league form with four victories in five league games, after an alarming slump, sees them just three points off fourth-placed Chelsea.—APP