Journalist claims sources at Man City are convinced Kane is joining this week

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The Athletic’s Manchester City correspondent Sam Lee has revealed that several reliable sources from the Etihad are confident Harry Kane will be a City player this week.

There have been plenty of contradictory reports regarding Kane’s future over the last week.

Some sources have suggested that Daniel Levy is unlikely to sell the striker this late in the window while others claim that City still believe they will get their man.

In The Athletic’s Manchester City podcast, ‘Why Always Us’, Lee, who was among the first to break the news that Jack Grealish to City was a done deal, has now explained the latest on the Kane situation.

The journalist’s states (starting at 23:30 on the podcast) that this is one of the strangest transfer sagas he has covered in his career.

He goes on to talk about how five or six different independent sources at City are convinced the England captain is on his way.

Lee adds that several of those sources are people who are ‘integral’ to the City setup and are unlikely to be wrong about this kind of information.

However, the journalist points out how colleagues of his, who also usually have very reliable sources on transfers, are convinced the deal is not happening

Lee points out that the information some journalists are getting is that Levy is not even picking up his phone to negotiate with City.

He explains that these contradictory claims emanating from sources that are usually reliable is what makes the Kane transfer sage so strange.

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We will likely find out within the next few days who is right and who is wrong. My gut feeling is that Spurs would want to keep the deal under wraps until they have signed suitable replacements. So, I still expect Kane to leave before the transfer window shuts.

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