The Telegraph report Fabio Paratici told Harry Kane that Manchester City did not have a serious desire to sign him after a failed offer from the Premier League champions last summer.
It was reported last summer that Kane failed to show up to pre-season training when he was supposed to in an effort to push through a move to City (The Athletic).
However, Tottenham held firm and managed to hold on to the England captain, who now looks much happier under the new regime, with reports over recent weeks even indicating that he is now open to talks with the club over a new contract (Football London).
The Telegraph have now revealed that City only made an offer worth £85m, plus £15m in add-ons for the striker last summer. Paratici is thought to have told the 29-year-old that the offer did not demonstrate a real desire to sign him.
The Spurs managing director allegedly further explained to Kane that while Pep Guardiola may have wanted him, the City hierarchy were seemingly less certain about him being the right target.
The report adds that those involved in talks over Kane’s future describe Paratici’s impact as ‘phenomenal’.
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What Paratici told Kane last summer is evidently factual and has been further confirmed by the fact that City signed Erling Haaland this summer. While Guardiola clearly wanted Kane, the City hierarchy seemed to prefer to wait and pursue the Norwegian instead.
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