Raheem Sterling is ‘not interested’ in a move to Tottenham and being a makeweight in a deal to take Harry Kane to Manchester City.
Sterling has been linked with an exit from the Etihad this summer after admitting he has not been ‘happy’ with his reduced role at the club last season, with the winger having lost his status as an automatic starter following a period of indifferent form.
City are interested in a deal to sign Harry Kane this summer and are understood to have made an opening offer of around £100m for the England captain, though reports have suggested that the Premier League champions are open to including players in part-exchange in a bid to secure a deal.
Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Aymeric Laporte have all been mentioned as names who could head in the opposite direction, however, ESPN are reporting that Sterling has no interest in joining the north London side.
The 26-year-old is currently with the England squad at Euro 2020 and scored the winner as the Three Lions secured a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic on Tuesday, securing Gareth Southgate’s side’s progression as group winners.
Sterling currently has two years remaining on his current contract and despite his unhappiness at his reduced role last term, he will only leave the club on his own terms this summer and not as part of a deal for Kane.
Kane has informed Spurs of his desire to leave in search of silverware, though the club are reluctant to allow the 27-year-old – who has three years remaining on his deal – to leave, despite interest from City, Manchester United and Chelsea.
As for Sterling, Arsenal have been linked with an interest, with manager Mikel Arteta having worked with the former Liverpool man during his time as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at the Etihad.