Transfer roundup: Real Madrid want Harry Kane as Man Utd & Liverpool eye attackers
Madrid are in transition after replacing coach Rafa Benitez with Zinedine Zidane this week, while Cristiano Ronaldo's future remains in doubt.
Kane scored 31 goals for Spurs in his breakthrough season in 2014-15 and continues to hit the net with regularity as the North London side bid to finish in the top four this term.
Tottenham are in a position of power given that the striker is under contract until 2020, with reports they are ready to make the youth-team graduate their joint-highest earner with renewed terms.
However, Madrid's standing in the game would surely be of interest to Kane, with the Spanish giants signing Luka Modric and Gareth Bale from the White Hart Lane club in recent years.
Manchester United are said to have identified the man to reinvigorate their floundering attack, with the Old Trafford club linked with a move for Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian powerhouse is the Premier League's joint top scorer this season with 15 strikes, but his future at Everton is largely dependent on whether the Merseyside club qualify for the Champions League.
The Red Devils have been over-reliant on Anthony Martial for goals this season and have lacked a physical presence to lead the line, with Lukaku appearing to be the ideal addition.
However, a substantial offer would be necessary to convince Everton to part company with their lethal marksman.
Finally, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly ready to sign up one of his former Borussia Dortmund players, with the German press suggesting a bid for Mario Gotze is in the pipeline.
The passionate trainer has a job on his hands to reinvigorate the Anfield side's fortunes, with new faces expected on Merseyside both this January and in the summer.
Gotze left Klopp's Dortmund for Bundesliga rivals Bayern in 2013, after the current champions activated his $40-million release clause.
Despite scoring the winning goal in the World Cup final for Germany, Gotze has failed to nail down a regular starting berth at the Bavarian club.