Tottenham could not turn down a £140million bid for Harry Kane – and would use the cash to sign “five very good players”.

That is according to ex-Leeds United ace Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, as he suggested Daniel Levy could not turn down a sizeable offer, both for the player and the club.

In an Instagram interview with Jamie Redknapp, the 26-year-old said he would not stay at Spurs “for the sake of it” if he does not feel the team is improving year on year.

As revealed by Football Insider, Kane is very much part of the plans in north London and the Spurs chairman has no intention of selling their star striker this summer.

However, Whelan claimed Levy should take the money and invest it into the squad if a suitable offer arrives.

“Spurs could not turn down the amount of money they would generate from selling Harry Kane,” he told Football Insider.

“Nobody wants to see their hero leave but they also understand that the best players have ambitions and your lifespan as a footballer is very short. Players like Kane make clubs special but you need other players around you doing their part.

“Daniel Levy is a shrewd businessman and he knows he will sell for well over £100million and he will invest that back into the field with five very good players. If Paul Pogba is worth £90million, Kane is worth £140million.

“You cannot hold back a player with that amount of ability because he only has five years left at the top.”

There would be a feeling of Deja Vu amongst Spurs fans were Kane to be sold – Gareth Bale having left for £90million in 2013.

However, the club ultimately failed to invest the money wisely – spending over £70million on the arrivals of Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela, and Paulinho.

In other Tottenham news, Kevin Phillips has told Football Insider Daniel Levy has ‘led by example’ with latest off-field decision.