By Alan Hutton

11th Aug, 2021 | 10:00am

Pundit claims Tottenham in advanced talks over 'top' signing to keep Kane at the club

Alan Hutton has claimed the marquee signing of Lautaro Martinez could help keep Harry Kane at Tottenham past the end of the transfer window.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs defender suggested the England striker and his teammate Son Heung-Min would love to see the 23-year-old striker join the north Londoners.

A Tottenham source has Football Insider today the club remain in talks with Martinez’s camp over a potential move and are hopeful an agreement can be secured.

This site detailed on Monday (August 9th) Martinez has told Inter and his inner circle he has his heart set on joining Spurs.

Tottenham have targeted the Argentine as a big-name replacement for Kane.

However, Hutton suggested the England star may be tempted to stay should Martinez join.

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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I think this is what Harry Kane is wanting, what Heung-min Son is wanting.

There’s a lot of pressure on those two guys that I just mentioned to come up with the goals.

“To be hanging on to the likes of Kane, you need to be bringing this level of player in to play alongside him. They’ll love this.

“You have to be bringing in big, top targets to play alongside the guys that are already there.

“I think that’s what they’re looking at to make everybody happy. The fans too I think everybody would be happy with that, fans and players.”

As revealed by Football Insider (August 3rd), Kane told Jack Grealish he will do “whatever it takes” to leave Spurs.

However, the 28-year-old is still contracted at Tottenham until 2024.

In other news, Tottenham are set to seal their fourth summer signing within days after agreement reached.