Tottenham have been left ‘surprised’ by Manchester City’s stance on Harry Kane, with the player hoping for a ‘breakthrough’ in transfer talks next week.
Spurs face City in their opening fixture of the Premier League campaign this weekend, a clash that is set to be surrounded by the sub-plot of Kane’s future as the latter seek to prise the England captain from north London.
City saw an opening bid of £100m rejected by Spurs earlier in the window, though reports this week have suggested that Pep Guardiola’s side are prepared to return with an improved record-breaking offer.
According to the Evening Standard however, speculation over a £120m bid from the Etihad is said to have been met with surprise by Spurs, who have so far insisted the club’s talisman is not for sale.
Kane – who is set to rejoin his Tottenham teammates at training on Friday – is hopeful that a ‘breakthrough’ can be found following the clash between the teams this weekend, should City submit an offer that eclipses the Premier League record deal that saw Jack Grealish sign for the club earlier this summer.
While he doesn’t want to lose his star player, Daniel Levy is believed to value Kane in excess of the £150m mark – the forward having scored 221 goals in all competitions since coming through the club’s academy ranks.
Spurs have been linked with various centre-forward targets so far this summer including Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic, though the club have insisted that potential additions are being sought to compliment – and not replace – Kane.