Spurs are ready to turn down City’s opening bid for wantaway star Harry Kane.
Man City, who lifted the Premier League this season, are keen on reinforcing their attack and have identified Kane as their top priority target.
Citizens have recently submitted an opening bid worth £100m plus players in the exchange – Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez – to lure the Three Lions skipper away from North London. But it is reported that Sterling is not interested in moving to Tottenham.
Spurs are set to reject City’s proposal and chairman Dani Levy will hold out on Kane this summer. This is more likely outcome as he has previously vowed to take care of Club’s interest.
The 27-year-old had made his feelings clear that he wants to spend his prime years at a top club, where he can win more trophies to his name.
It has also been doubted that Kane’s uncertainty over his future is the reason for his struggles in Euro 2020 so far, although he racked up 23 goals and 14 assists in the Premier League.
Kane has a long term contract at Tottenham that runs until 2024, putting Levy in a strong position to demand a non-negotiable fee from the suitors.
The English striker is unlikely to force a move from his boyhood club as he had previously stated that he respects the club’s priority over his wishes.
Nonetheless, Pep Guardiola will try to go all out for Kane this summer and his addition would strengthen City’s attack sevenfold.
Kane would also be pleased to work under a world-class manager like Pep whereas Spurs are still in search of a new manager to replace Jose Mourinho.
It can be expected that the English striker would sort out his future after Euros and as of now, he is focused on helping Gareth Southgate’s side.