Manchester City face a battle on their hands in their attempt to sign Harry Kane this summer, according to The Athletic.
The report claims that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy could be more determined than ever to keep Kane in North London this summer.
City lost the services of Sergio Aguero at the end of last season following the conclusion of his contract with the Premier League champions and could face a long and difficult road ahead if they are to try and persevere with a deal for Kane.
Kane remains City’s priority strike target and are determined to try to get him to the Etihad, and while the full focus is currently on the England captain, they are not prepared to wait until the transfer window is nearly at a close and could turn their attention to other targets including Benfica’s Darwin Nunez.
It is one thing for Levy to dig in his heels and keep Kane at Tottenham, he also needs to give the 27-year-old a reason to stay by building a team around him which is capable of winning trophies. Given the financial impact of the pandemic, it is unlikely that Spurs are going to spend big sums of money this summer to change the squad overnight.
Kane has three years left on his contract and Spurs hold all of the power to some degree, it is unlikely that given the professionalism of the marksman that he would create a fuss if he was denied his exit.
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