In his press conference this afternoon, Pep Guardiola revealed that Manchester City did absolutely everything to try and sign Harry Kane from Spurs this summer.
However, the Man City boss added that Tottenham did not want to negotiate over a possible deal and, therefore, there were no talks and no offers.
He also labelled Daniel Levy as the ‘big master of the negotiations’, after Harry Kane himself told fans he would be staying at the club this week.
The striker was back with a bang in his first start of the season last night in the Europa Conference League, bagging a brace against Pacos de Ferreira.
The Athletic have reported that Man City made multiple bids for Kane over the summer, including one at £75m plus £25m in add ons. They also apparently offered Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez.
Finally, City were allegedly willing to go up to £100m plus £20m in add ons but Daniel Levy refused to negotiate.
Pep said: “No. The club did absolutely everything [to try and sign Kane]. We didn’t talk with Tottenham, – not even one offer – because they did not want to negotiate. When they don’t want to negotiate, there is nothing to say.”
Pep on Kane: "The club did absolutely everything [to try to sign him]. We didn't talk with Tottenham. They didn't want to negotiate."
Pep calls Levy: "the big master of the negotiations"
— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) August 27, 2021
PEP 💬 No. The club did absolutely everything. We didn't talk with Tottenham, – not even one offer – because they did not want to negotiate. When they don't want to negotiate, there is nothing to say.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 27, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion:
Pep says that City tried everything but also says they didn’t bid? That makes no sense. Either they had to make a sensible bid of over £150m, or it wasn’t going to happen. Simple.
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