Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is more determined than ever to keep Harry Kane at the club this summer, according to The Athletic.
The Sun claimed on Thursday night that Levy had changed his mind over his stance involving the forward and was prepared to sanction a £160million deal with Manchester City, which would have seen Kane earn £400,000-a-week.
Both clubs were said to have been taken by surprise over the report, which also saw the tabloid feature it on the front page of Friday’s edition of their newspaper.
Tottenham are reported to have told Kane that they expect him to remain at the club for the upcoming season, despite the speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League champions.
City are still determined to bring the 27-year-old to the Etihad, but are not willing to go anywhere near the £160million figure quoted by The Sun.
Tottenham’s new director of football Fabio Paratici is understood to be confident that Kane will remain with the club, and this was communicated to managerial candidates during the interview process to replace Jose Mourinho.
It would be a huge signal of intent if Tottenham are prepared to keep Harry Kane at the club this summer. He turns 28 later this week and it’s likely that his valuation would drop next summer given the fact that he would only have two years left on his contract.
With Son pledging his future to the club yesterday, retaining Kane at least for a further twelve months would represent a significant boost to our top four hopes, especially if Paratici can shore up our defence with the likes of Cristian Romero.
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