Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol has claimed Tottenham refused to negotiate ‘point blank’ with Manchester City over a deal for striker Harry Kane this summer.
Kane’s future had been up in the air all summer, with the England captain reportedly pushing for a move away from north London to the current Premier League champions.
However, on Wednesday, Kane confirmed his status at Spurs this summer on social media, stating he is ‘100 per cent focused’ in his attempts to help Nuno Espirito’s side achieve success.
It was mooted that City were readying a fresh bid of €150 million (£127m), but Kane will now be spending at least another six months in the capital.
Sky Sports reporter Solhekol reacted to the news that Kane would be staying put, but claimed it was only down to Spurs chairman Levy not being willing to entertain talks with the Manchester club.
Solhekol also argued that City will still be ‘very happy’ with their summer business after they broke the British transfer record by signing Jack Grealish for £100m from Aston Villa earlier this month.
Harry Kane is staying at Spurs because they point blank refused to negotiate with Manchester City this summer. City never found out what Tottenham’s asking price was because they would not negotiate. City very happy with business they have done – stronger squad than last season
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 25, 2021
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Levy will have been perfectly within his right to remain firm in his valuation and negotiation style regarding Kane this summer.
He is halfway through a six-year contract at the club, meaning the Spurs chairman, whichever way you look at it, holds the cards and the power in this situation.
It was really up to City to pay what Levy values him at, and on this occasion they failed to do so.
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