Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted that the Premier League champions are interested in signing Harry Kane.
Guardiola admitted that if the England international is available, City and other clubs would want to land the Tottenham Hotspur forward, however, the Catalan did concede that if the North Londoners are not prepared to negotiate, the situation if finished.
He revealed that Kane’s situation is different to that of Jack Grealish, who joined City from Aston Villa after they triggered a £100million release clause in the midfielder’s contract.
Kane, who failed to report back for pre-season training with Tottenham this week is said to have told a City player of his desire to make the move to the Etihad Stadium and has no desire to train or play for the club who gave him his opportunity to become a professional footballer (The Athletic).
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is reported to be determined to keep the 28-year-old at the club, with Guardiola hinting that a deal cannot be done if the club does not wish to negotiate.
🗣"If Tottenham don't want to negotiate it is finished, many clubs want to sign him but depends on Tottenham."
Pep Guardiola say Manchester City are interested in signing Harry Kane this summer but only if Tottenham want to negotiate with them pic.twitter.com/POI0mXoZJw
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 6, 2021
Guardiola said: “He’s a player for Tottenham Hotspur and if Tottenham don’t want to negotiate, it’s finished.
“If they are open to negotiate then not only Man City, many clubs in the world want to sign him, we are not an exception. It depends on Tottenham.
“Jack [Grealish] was different, he had a release clause and he is different. Harry Kane is an exceptional, extraordinary striker, no doubts about that. Of course, we are interested in him but he is a Tottenham player and if they don’t want to negotiate, nothing more to say and if they want it we will try, that’s all.”
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