According to a report from The Times, Manchester City will have to sell players if they are to meet Tottenham’s valuation of Harry Kane this summer.
Kane did not feature in Tottenham’s 1-0 win over City on Sunday and the striker did not travel with Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad to Portugal for their Europa Conference League playoff against Pacos De Ferreira as he continues to train at Hotspur Way.
Reports emerged on Wednesday that City were readying a £150m offer for the England captain, a fee which they believed would be enough to bring Daniel Levy to the negotiating table.
However, if The Times’ latest update on Kane’s future is to be believed, the Premier League champions are still some way off from meeting Levy’s valuation for the 28-year-old.
The report quotes sources from within the City hierarchy as saying: “If no one leaves the club, it is going to be difficult to complete any big signing.”
However, curiously, the report goes on to add that Pep Guardiola’s men ‘remain confident’ they will get a deal for Kane over the line before the transfer window shuts.
Although, it is stated that City fear the striker will start to think a move to the Etihad is not on the cards for him the longer the talks drag on.
Spurs Web Opinion
Some Spurs fans on social media seem convinced that Kane is staying put for another season. While I do believe the chances of the transfer keep diminishing the longer this drags on, I still suspect that the deal will go through.
Sources from the City end keep reiterating that the club are ‘confident’ that they will get the deal over the line. These reports are unlikely to emerge if City had not been given some encouragement by Levy. So, the Spurs chairman might well be holding out for as big a fee as possible.
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