Manchester City have been left frustrated in their efforts to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, according to The Telegraph.
The Premier League champions have instead shifted their attention to making Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish their number one target for the summer transfer window.
City have tabled a £100million bid for Grealish and are hopeful of reaching a deal in the next few days which see him become English football’s record transfer fee, eclipsing the £89million Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba.
The Sun claimed earlier this month that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was prepared to sanction the England captain’s departure for a £160million fee and had informed Kane, along with his brother and agent Charlie of his decision.
News of the report saw Alasdair Gold claim that Tottenham’s stance over Kane’s future remained the same, with the club having no intention of selling the 28-year-old this summer.
News of City’s pursuit of Grealish can only be seen as good news in the eyes of the majority of Tottenham fans.
It would seem to be highly unlikely that they would be in a position to spend £100m on Grealish and a figure in excess of £100m to sign Kane during the same transfer window.
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