The reigning premier league champions, Manchester City have suffered a huge blow in their pursuit of Tottenham and England striker, Harry Kane.
City are known to be long-term admirers of Tottenham striker Harry Kane, and accordingly, the Premier League champions are determined to sign the England captain before the ongoing transfer window closes on the 31st of August.
Despite Harry Kane’s desire to leave Spurs this summer and to ply his trade for Guardiola’s Sky Blues, Tottenham is reluctant to allow their star player to leave.
Matt Law of The Daily Telegraph reports that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is ‘determined’ not to be forced into selling Kane during the ongoing transfer window.
The Telegraph report also notes that owing to Levy’s determination to keep Kane in North London, “sources believe” that Levy could “refuse a bid that gets close to £150 million” – an indication that Daniel Levy is immensely reluctant to lose Tottenham’s talisman.
The report adds that Kane would only be sold for £150m this summer, a huge sum, even for Manchester City.
The report adds that Manchester City may be forced to look elsewhere due to the price tag as they don’t want to pay more than £120m, and the source states that Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic has been “considered” by the reigning champions as a potential alternative to Kane.
Also, Matt Law of The Telegraph adds that as Harry Kane currently has three years remaining on his deal, he will be in a stronger position to push for a move next summer should he remain in North London.
However Manchester City might turn their attention to another striker – namely Erling Haaland – and Kane who would then be 29 years-old, would miss out on his dream move due to club’s chairman, Daniel Levy’s stubbornness.