David Ornstein reveals Man City have ‘long-standing interest’ in Spurs star

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The Athletic’s David Ornstein has revealed that Harry Kane has been on Manchester City’s radar for a long-time but that Pep Guardiola’s side are unlikely to be able to pull off a summer deal for the striker.

Kane’s future has been subject to much speculation recently, with The Daily Mail reporting last month that City are eyeing the Tottenham man as a potential replacement for Sergio Aguero, whose contract runs out in the summer.

However, reports have indicated that Spurs have no intention of letting their talismanic striker leave, with the North Londoners also said to have begun talks over a deal for the striker.

Ornstein claims that City are eyeing Kane as one of the options to bolster their forward line in the summer, with Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Halland said to be the other players on their radar.

However, the journalist claims that it will take a substantial fee for Spurs to even consider letting the England captain leave.

In addition, he suggests that Daniel Levy would be reluctant to strengthen a domestic rival.

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Given the financial impact of the pandemic, no club is likely going to be in a position to pay the kind of fee it would take to sign Kane from Spurs. However, if anyone is going to stump up upwards of £150m, then it is probably going to be City. However, with the likes of Haaland and Mbappe potentially being available for a lower price, it would not really make much sense for Pep Guardiola’s men to go for Kane.

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