Tottenham dismiss £160m Kane to Man City transfer claim
Posted On July 23, 2021
Tottenham maintain they have no plans to sell Harry Kane this summer.
The England captain is keen to leave Spurs in order to win trophies and Premier League champions Manchester City have been interested in signing him, with reports suggesting a £160million move is close.
However, Tottenham have always said they had no intention of letting their star player go and the PA news agency understands that stance has not changed.
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Kane, who turns 28 on Wednesday, has three years left on his existing deal at Spurs, who currently hold all the power.
The striker has grown frustrated at the club’s slide in recent years, having finished outside the Premier League’s top four in the two seasons since their run to the 2019 Champions League final.
He made public comments about his future at the end of last season, saying he needed a conversation with chairman Daniel Levy about his future, while also naming City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne as the player he would most like to call a team-mate.
That did not detract from his form as he went on to win the Premier League’s golden boot and playmaker awards for the 2020-21 season.
But Levy’s position has always remained the same, insisting he would act in the club’s best interests.
Kane is currently on holiday following England’s Euro 2020 campaign, where they lost in the final to Italy.
He is due to return to Hotspur Way for pre-season training on August 2 and, in a strange quirk, Spurs begin their Premier League campaign against City on August 15.
Reliable journalist David Ornstein confirmed Tottenham’s stance, claiming the club were caught by “surprise” by the supposed development.
Ornstein said: “I’ve got full respect for others’ reports but that’s not my information. Speaking to people at both clubs it’s taken them a little bit by surprise.
“If we focus on your question, because we know there’s interest there from Manchester City and we know that Harry Kane would like to leave Tottenham, we’ve reported that and talked about it on here in depth.
“So I don’t think there is a U-turn in Daniel Levy’s mind. If Manchester City get to the level he would expect, which we thought to be around £150m – this report says £160m – then there is potentially a conversation to be had.
“But I’m not sure Manchester City are prepared to go to that level and so I can’t really talk about a U-turn in the mind of Daniel Levy just yet. Clearly Harry Kane maybe pushing to leave and there are surely a lot of conversations going on behind the scenes – but I don’t think this one is going to get resolved quickly.
“If it does happen I think it will be at the very end of the transfer window.”
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