Real Madrid are ready to cool their reported interest in Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane due to a reluctance to deal with chairman Daniel Levy, according to The Independent.

The Spurs striker has proven himself as one of the most-feared number nines in world football over recent years and subsequently has been linked with a move to the Spanish giants.

Tottenham fans have taken the rumours with a pinch of salt given that Kane has expressed his desire to stay in North London, but The Independent’s report stating that Madrid will turn their attentions to Robert Lewandowski will be welcomed nonetheless.

Spurs are believed to be working on a new contract for the centre forward that will make the attacker the highest-paid player in the club’s history and end any further speculation over his future.

Tottenham fans have been frustrated by Levy’s frugal ways over the last decade, with the Spurs chairman reluctant to break the club’s wage structure or compete against the top English teams in the transfer market.

In that time, he has forged a reputation of being difficult to deal with and high-profile people within the game have spoken about their respective ordeals in negotiating with Tottenham.

However, in this case, should Florentino Perez and Madrid be put off by Levy’s no-nonsense financial stance then it can only be a good thing for Tottenham.