Tottenham striker Harry Kane is expected to remain at the club for at least one more season after holding talks with the club’s chairman Daniel Levy about a move to Manchester City.
Kane wants to leave Spurs to join City this summer, with the Premier League champions willing to spend in excess of £100 million on the England captain.
But according to The Times, Levy remains adamant that his star man is not for sale at any price. He also believes that City have left it too late to negotiate a deal and they’d struggle to find a replacement in time this window.
It is understood that even if City were to bid the £160 million fee that Levy is reportedly demanding, a move would still be difficult to achieve due to the Tottenham chairman’s firm stance.
If the England captain was to stay at Spurs this season, it’s expected that there would be further discussions about his future next summer.
Kane failed to report to his first week of pre-season training with Spurs, instead remaining on his holiday in Barbados. He denied that it was a stand against the club, adding that he returned last Saturday ‘as planned.’
Pep Guardiola has made no secret of the fact that he would like to add Kane to his attacking ranks after losing club-record goalscorer Sergio Aguero on a free transfer at the end of last season.
But the City boss has admitted that the situation ‘depends on Tottenham.’
‘If they are open to negotiate, I think not just Man City, but many clubs in the world want to sign him – we are not an exception – but it depends on Tottenham,’ he said.
‘Harry Kane is an exceptional, extraordinary striker – no doubts about that, of course, we are interested – but he is a Tottenham player and if they don’t want to negotiate there is nothing more to say. If they want to, we will try.’
Kane is expected to make himself available for Spurs’ opening Premier League game of the season against City on Sunday after rejoining the squad on Friday.
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