Journalist reveals Spurs-linked star’s new contract talks have hit roadblock 

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ESPN’s Gabriele Marcotti has revealed that Manchester City’s negotiations with Raheem Sterling over a new contract have hit a roadblock amidst rumours linking the forward with a move to Tottenham. 

City are expected to test Tottenham’s resolve regarding Harry Kane this summer and it has been rumoured that Pep Guardiola’s side are willing to include Sterling as a makeweight in the deal. 

It was reported last week that City had launched a £100m offer for Kane and had told Spurs that they were willing to offer Sterling to the North London club. 

However, some sources have indicated that Tottenham would not be able to afford the 26-year-old’s £300,000-a-week salary while some pundits have questioned why the England international would want to go to Spurs.

The forward has two years to run on his current deal at the Etihad and Marcotti has now revealed that Pep Guardiola’s side are having trouble getting him to agree on a contract extension. 

He said on The Gab and Jules Show: “The reality is he [Sterling] has two years left and he needs to think about his future. Negotiations aren’t going great.

“If I’m Man City, I’d say, ‘you want £150m [for Kane], we can stick Sterling in there who is valued £60m-70m, you get cash and a guy who is a very good player’.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

I do not believe Sterling is a realistic target for Spurs as I cannot see him moving to a club who are not in the Champions League. Besides, if Kane is sold, I believe it will be in a straight-cash deal as I cannot see Levy accepting a part-exchange deal for the England captain.

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