Duncan Castles has revealed that Harry Kane is continuing to push for a move away from Tottenham Hotspur but the North London club’s position regarding the striker has not changed.
It was reported last week that Manchester City had made an opening offer for Kane worth £100m and were even willing to include the likes of Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte and Raheem Sterling as a part of the deal.
However, it remains to be seen whether that would be enough to tempt Daniel Levy, with Tottenham’s star-striker still having three years left to run on his deal.
Some sources have suggested that the Spurs chairman would only accept a straight cash deal for Kane, who is valued by Tottenham at around £150m.
However, Castles has now revealed that Spurs continue to maintain that the England captain is not for sale at all.
The journalist also stated that Tottenham had promised Paulo Fonseca during their talks with the Portuguese coach a couple of weeks ago that they will hold on to Kane.
Castles said on the latest episode of the Transfer Window Podcast: “What happens with Harry Kane is fascinating. We can tell you that in the conversations Paulo Fonseca had, he was told that Harry Kane would not be sold this summer.
“Harry Kane is very much pushing for that move, we’ve seen his public statements, my understanding is nothing has changed since then.”
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Even if Tottenham do decide to cash in on Kane and reinvest the money into the squad, the club are likely going to continue maintaining publicly that the striker is not for sale.
Spurs could do something similar to what they did in 2013 when they delayed the announcement of Bale’s sale until they got all their signings in.
That way clubs did not charge Tottenham a premium for the likes of Eriksen and Chadli as they did not know the North Londoners were sitting on a pot of cash.
So, if we do make a series of big singings over the next few weeks, that could be a sign that we have already agreed Kane’s sale in principle.
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