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Manchester City are reportedly prepared to spend up to £130million on Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane this summer.
The England captain surprised everybody by failing to turn up to Spurs’ training sessions on Monday and Tuesday this week in what was believed by fans to be an attempt to force a move to City.
Premier League champions City have been pursuing Kane for the majority of the transfer window but have not yet met Daniel Levy’s £150million-plus valuation of the 28-year-old.
The Athletic reports that City are willing to improve on their rumoured £100million offer last month with an additional £30million but will still fall short of what Spurs are demanding.
Tottenham chairman Levy is renowned for being unwilling to compromise over transfer fees and will be even less likely to accept a bid below his expectation from a domestic rival.
Pep Guardiola’s side are set to spend £230million this summer if they are successful in acquiring Kane and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, who they have offered £100million for.
According to reports, Kane is expected to return to Spurs training by the end of the week despite the uproar surrounding his recent absence suggesting he would play hard-ball with Levy in the coming weeks.
But the 2020/21 league golden boot winner is claimed to feel as if the situation has been ‘blown out of proportion’.
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Kane will return to Hotspur Way to complete his Covid and basic fitness tests upon arrival at the end of the week, though the situation remains sensitive.
The North London club are believed to be ‘disappointed’ with their star player’s actions and will likely fine him for the transgression.
Meanwhile, Kane feels let down by the club who he has given so much to, believing Spurs should accept City’s substantial offer following the ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ he reached with Levy in May.
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