Manchester City are hopeful they can convince Tottenham to sell Harry Kane before the transfer window’s deadline next week.
Kane’s future has dominated the headlines throughout the summer with Spurs insistent that the forward is not for sale, despite the England captain having informed the club of his desire to leave the club in pursuit of silverware.
The north London side have already rejected two bids from City earlier in the window, with both offers falling short of Daniel Levy’s £150m valuation.
Despite Spurs’ reluctance to negotiate so far, the Daily Mail are reporting that the Premier League champions remain hopeful of concluding a deal before the window shuts on August 31.
Pep Guardiola’s side are hopeful that Kane’s desire to leave will ‘force the issue’ in the coming days as City look to break the British transfer record for a second time this summer, having completed a £100m deal for Jack Grealish.
City have targeted Kane as the club seek reinforcements at centre-forward, having operated for much of last season without a recognised number nine.
Sergio Aguero’s departure to Barcelona on a free transfer leaves City short of alternatives, with Gabriel Jesus having also reportedly informed Guardiola of his preference for a wide role in the club’s system.