Real Madrid president, Perez ‘blocked’ Ancelotti from signing Harry Kane


Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, blocked manager Carlo Ancelotti’s request to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham last summer, according to Relevo.

Ancelotti had made Kane his top target ahead of this season.

It is believed signing the England captain was even a bigger priority for him than landing Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund.

Ancelotti was looking to replace Karim Benzema, who left as a free agent for Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia.

But Perez refused to sanction the move, as he has set his sights on signing Kylian Mbappe this year.

Peres was willing to let Madrid play without a real number nine, before signing Mbappe on a free transfer.

Kane ended up joining Bayern Munich and has scored 42 goals in as many games in all competitions, helping Thomas Tuchel’s team to the Champions League semi-finals, where they will come up against Madrid.