According to a report from The Telegraph, Manchester City could abandon their pursuit of Harry Kane as they are unwilling to get involved in a transfer saga for the England captain.
Kane has made no secret of his desire to play Champions League football and compete for the biggest trophies in the game.
While previous reports in the British press have backed Manchester City to make a big effort for the striker, it is clear that it would take a sizeable offer to secure the 27-year-old, who still has three years left on his contract with Spurs.
The Telegraph now claim that Daniel Levy is determined to hold on to Kane despite the striker’s desire to leave.
It is explained that City could decide not to go for him due to how long and complicated the negotiations could prove to be.
It is explained that Pep Guardiola’s men are expected to make a move for Kane’s England teammate, Jack Grealish, with City expecting negotiations with Aston Villa to be ‘more straightforward.
The report adds that a move to Man Utd may not be on the cards for Kane, with the Red Devils currently focused on securing Jadon Sancho’s services.
Spurs Web Opinion
It feels like there could be a lot more twists and turns to come on the Kane transfer saga, particularly as it becomes clearer where the likes of Lukaku or Haaland are headed (if they are to leave Inter and Dortmund respectively).
Whether we decide to cash in on Kane or hold on to the striker, I hope we make the decision quickly and stick to it. The worst-case scenario would be a repeat of the Berbatov situation whereby the transfer goes through so late that we do not have time to sign suitable replacements.
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