Tottenham Hotspur chief Daniel Levy is determined not to ‘budge’ on his stance that Harry Kane won’t be sold this summer, despite interest from Manchester City.
The future of the England captain is developing into this summer’s major transfer saga, Kane having hinted at his desire to leave the club at the back end of last season, before risking the wrath of the club and its supporters after seemingly reporting back late for pre-season training.
While the 28-year-old has since issued a statement suggesting there was no such refusal to train, it would seem he remains intent on moving on before the August deadline, as he looks to achieve his goal of securing a first major honour.
With last year’s Premier League Golden Boot winner likely to command a hefty fee, his potential destinations are limited, with champions City seemingly the only side capable of securing his services this summer.
Pep Guardiola’s side have reportedly already had a £100m bid rejected by their ‘Big Six’ rivals, although their pursuit is unlikely to end there as they seek a suitable replacement for the recently departed Sergio Aguero.
Despite City’s concrete interest, the Telegraph are reporting that Spurs chief Daniel Levy is refusing to ‘budge’ on his desire to keep Kane at the club this season.
The report suggests that Levy is intent on keeping the player this summer, despite City being willing to break the British transfer record to bring him to the Etihad, the club having already broken the record this summer after splashing out £100m on Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish.
Levy is set to inform City officials on Sunday that he is not willing to part with his prize asset, the two clubs set to meet in an eagerly-anticipated Premier League encounter at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
That clash could see Kane line up against his future club, the report suggesting that the Three Lions skipper has spoken with new boss Nuno Espirito Santo regarding whether he is ‘mentally and physically ready’ to face the team he appears so intent on joining.
Kane still has three years remaining on the six-year deal he signed back in 2018, hence Levy’s unwillingness to part ways with the prolific forward.