Kane included in Spurs squad for Europa Conference League amid Man City interest

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Harry Kane has been included in Tottenham's squad for their Europa Conference League tie with Pacos de Ferreira on Thursday.

Kane, 28, has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City throughout the summer and was left out of Nuno Espirito Santo's matchday squad for Sunday's Premier League opener between the two sides.

Despite being omitted from the starting XI and the substitutes bench, Kane was inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the club's 1-0 win, according reports.

The wantaway striker only returned to group first-team training on Friday after recording a negative Covid-19 test following a period of isolation at the club's Spurs Lodge training ground.

But he could now be involved on Thursday as Tottenham get their maiden UEFA Europa Conference League campaign underway on the road at Portuguese minnows Pacos de Ferreira.

Kane has been included in Nuno's 25-man squad for the play-off first-leg match, which will take place at the club's tiny 9,077 capacity stadium – a far cry from the Champions League nights the striker is after.

Santo wouldn't be drawn on Kane's future after Tottenham's 1-0 win over Manchester City, choosing instead to focus on the Europa Conference League tie with Pacos.

He told Sky Sports: "We are very lucky to have him [Kane].

"Harry Kane is one of the best players in the world, honestly.

"He has to get ready and help the team. We still have to go to Portugal then we think about Wolves."

"Harry worked this morning [Sunday]. He is preparing himself and when he is ready he will join the group and help the team," Nuno added.

According to the Sunday Times, Kane is 'increasingly likely' to stay at Tottenham this summer as the transfer window rumbles on without a bid for the striker.

However, Gary Neville believes that Kane's absence from Sunday's match is an indication that he is still preparing to leave the club.

"I just read into the fact that, because he was not involved today – every other England player that has been part of the Euros I believe has been involved this weekend – whether it was from the bench or in the squad, Harry Kane would be here today," Neville said on Sky Sports.

He added: "I feel if there was no doubt over his future, I took into it that he has gone."

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