Man City alter Kane approach amid Grealish priority

Manchester City are reportedly willing to wait until next summer to sign Harry Kane from Spurs.

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City and Manchester United have been the Premier League clubs most extensively linked with Kane, who has spoken of his desire to leave Tottenham.

But the City bosses believe it will be difficult to get the deal over the line with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said to be standing firm on his £150million valuation of the England captain.

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And ESPN claim City are willing to play the waiting game.

The report states that they will revive their interest next year when Spurs would be under more pressure to cash in, while Erling Haaland would be another option, with his release clause set to come into effect next summer.

It’s a decision that will allow City to focus their attention on bringing Jack Grealish to the Etihad.

Reports on Friday suggest they are readying a £100million for the playmaker, with the Aston Villa star’s agents working hard to persuade his current club to listen to offers.

Meanwhile, Alan Shearer claims Kane would “obliterate” his Premier League goalscoring record if he moved to City.

Speaking about the prospect of Kane breaking his record, Shearer said: “[Am I] sweating?! No. Do I think he will do it? He probably will do.

“I’ve had it for 20-odd years so it will go one day, and if it goes then why not go to him, he’s a nice guy.

“He’ll absolutely obliterate it if he goes to City, in three or four years.”

On the prospect of Kane leaving Spurs to join City, Shearer added: “I don’t think any Tottenham fan could hold it against him.

“He’s given absolutely everything for that football club and for all we know, he might have asked to leave last summer and they’ve persuaded him to stay one more year.

“He’s been magnificent, look at the numbers – staggering, superb, any word you’d like to use. He’ll have some big-hitters after him, I have no doubt about that.

“Man City will need someone, Man United will need someone, Chelsea will need someone. You’re guaranteed [success] at Man City, I think, more than any other football club.

“Whether they’re prepared to sell to them, at whatever fee, that’s a different question.”


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