Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has appeared to have cast doubt on whether they will be able to sign a striker this season.
In an interview with Catalan news station TV3, the 50-year-old claimed that the prices being quoted have made a deal “impossible”.
City lost the services of Sergio Aguero at the end of last season when he left to join Barcelona following the expiration of his contract at the Etihad and are yet to source a replacement.
The Premier League champions have been heavily linked with a move for Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane, with Sky Sports claiming last month they they had tabled a £100m bid for the 27-year-old and were also open to including players in the deal to act as a makeweight.
New Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo has reportedly been told that the club have no intention of selling their star man this summer (Football.London).
He told TV3: “At the prices we are not going to buy any strikers, it is impossible, we cannot afford it. It is impossible.
“All clubs are struggling financially; we are not an exception. We have Gabriel [Jesus], Ferran [Torres] who has been incredible in this position, we have young players in the academy, we play many times with a false nine.
“I don’t know what is going to happen. Maybe we are going to buy but maybe we are not going to buy a striker for next season. Today there is more chance we aren’t going to buy a striker for next season.”
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