The Daily Mail have revealed that Manchester City are set to warn Tottenham Hotspur they are unlikely to return for Harry Kane next summer should they not be able to get a deal for the striker over the line before the end of the month.
There have been many twists and turns in the Kane saga over the last couple of weeks and there still remains a big question mark over whether the England captain will still be at Tottenham come the end of the month.
According to the latest update by The Mail, the Premier League champions are reluctant to carry their pursuit of Kane into next summer.
However, it is explained that they still remain determined to sign the striker before the transfer window shuts and are prepared to increase their initial £100m offer.
City are allegedly still not prepared to meet Daniel Levy’s £150m valuation of the striker, with the Spurs chairman thought to be in no mood to entertain any offers below that amount.
It is asserted that City officials will inform Spurs that it is now or never regarding the Kane deal and they might not return with an offer for the 28-year-old in 12 months.
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This is not a tactic that is likely to convince Levy or Spurs into selling Kane. The Spurs chairman knows that he can still get £80m-£100m for Kane next summer when the striker will have two years left on his contract.
If Kane stays and fires the club to a top-four finish (which is a big ‘if’ but certainly possible), the additional Champions League revenue will more than offset the diminished value of the England captain.
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