Manchester City have made an opening offer for Tottenham forward Harry Kane with the Premier League champions proposing a deal which could be worth £100m.
Kane has informed Spurs of his desire to leave the club in search of the silverware that has eluded him in his career to date, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all reportedly interested in signing the England captain.
City have now made their move with a first approach to Spurs, with the club understood to be open to the possibility of including players in part-exchange.
Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus are two names who have been mentioned as potential makeweights, as City look to secure the signing of a new centre-forward following Sergio Aguero’s departure to Barcelona.
Fabrizio Romano, via The Guardian, is reporting that City are willing to shatter their current transfer record of around £65m to sign the 27-year-old, though Spurs have no intention of selling Kane who still has three years remaining on his contract.
The opening bid and Kane’s desire to leave is another huge headache for chairman Daniel Levy, who remains without a manager in place after sacking Jose Mourinho in April.
Talks with a number of candidates, including Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso, have failed to find a breakthrough, whilst the north London side have also failed to attract names including Julian Nagelsmann and Erik ten Hag.
Kane is currently with the England squad at Euro 2020 and has started the Three Lions’ opening two fixtures, though has attracted criticism for his lacklustre and goalless showings at the tournament so far.
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