Daniel Levy is ‘digging his heels in’ over the future of Harry Kane with the Spurs chairman not persuaded by a £125m bid from Manchester City.
Kane is keen to leave the north London side and sign for the Premier League champions before the closure of the transfer window this month, though Spurs’ reluctance to sell the forward has led to disagreements between the player and hierarchy.
The 28-year-old believes he had a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Spurs that he would be sold this summer should the club fail to secure silverware or a top-four finish last season, a scenario which unfolded following a disappointing campaign.
City have already seen an opening offer for the England captain rejected earlier in the window, with a second record-breaking bid yet to persuade Levy to part with the club’s prized possession.
The Telegraph are reporting that Spurs’ preference would have been the sale of Kane to a foreign club, but the financial situation of leading sides on the continent make City his only suitors at present.
It is understood it would take an ‘amazing offer’ to persuade the north Londoners to do business with a Premier League rival, with reports of a £125m bid from the Etihad still not enough to convince Levy.
The chairman’s stance leaves the two parties at ‘loggerheads’ with just under two weeks remaining of the transfer window, whilst the Times are reporting that City are likely to need to sell before signing Kane, though the club are still ‘confident’ of his capture.
Aymeric Laporte and Bernardo Silva are two players who are attracting attention with both players keen to leave City this summer.