JOSE MOURINHO has received assurances from Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy that the club will NOT have to sell Harry Kane this summer.
The North Londoners have been left reeling by the Corona Crunch after a string of concerts and sporting events at their new £1billion stadium were cancelled.
After taking out a £175million bridging loan from the Bank of England, there were fears the club might have to cash in on star striker Kane and other key players to avoid plunging even further into the red.
They also have a staggering £852MILLION stadium loan to repay.
But manager Mourinho said: “Have I had assurances I will not need to sell key players this summer? Yes.”
Tottenham travel to Crystal Palace for their final Premier League match of the season tomorrow, still hoping to qualify for the Europa League.
Mourinho knows with no Champions League football next season, he will have to cut his cloth accordingly in the transfer market.
He said: “There will be small changes — a big overhaul needs a lot of money.
“I don’t think there are many clubs ready to buy, buy, buy — the ones that are going to is because they can do it with or without FFP.
“If they do it, it’s because they feel they can do it.
“We know what we can do and what is not possible to do.
“We don’t want to sell our important players and that immediately is a limitation because by not selling big players you also don’t have big incomings.
“So we are going to be very balanced but again the objective is to improve the squad. I’m totally convinced we’re going to manage.
“Sometimes a club can improve by giving a better balance to the squad. So we are very calm and our squad next season will be better than this season.”
Mourinho welcomes back Dele Alli after injury and Eric Dier from suspension for their trip to the Eagles.
It has been a turbulent season but a relaxed Mourinho, looking more like his old self, is still managing to bring the curtain down with a smile as he insisted he has nothing to prove.
He said: “I am the champion of the last five matches. You can give that medal now — champion of the last five matches, 13 points.
“I try to do my best all the time, I’m not worried about proving or not, I try to do the best all the time.
“My most important match is the next one and my most important season is the next one.
“It’s not anything that can come from outside that’s going to motivate me more or less or put more or less pressure on me, it’s just my nature. I don’t need that.
“So I look forward to next season, I want very much to start next season and that’s my nature.
“It has been a very difficult season for Tottenham with injuries to Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane.
“Do we think that next season we’re going to be less unlucky?
“Yes, but at the same time we need to try and protect ourselves — and to protect ourselves is to build a better squad, with a little bit more balance so we can face these negative things.”