EXCLUSIVE: Harry Kane is ready to accept a stay at Spurs, as his £150m move to Manchester City looks set to fail and the England captain prepares to focus on the season at Spurs instead.
- Harry Kane’s extended move to Manchester City has become the epic of the summer
- But the England captain is now ready to focus on Tottenham’s next season
- The 28-year-old has been the striker’s number one goal so far this window
- City’s £100m official bid in June included a £75m upfront and was turned down
England’s long-standing captain moved to Manchester It has become the biggest summer transfer saga.
But the Tottenham striker is set to draw a line under the ring to focus on next season with Spurs.
Harry Kane is close to accepting his stay at Tottenham Hotspur, Sportsmail understands
The England captain’s extended move to Manchester City under Pep Guardiola has become the biggest transfer saga of the summer
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has remained consistent that the club’s top scorer in each of the past seven seasons is not for sale this summer.
Any move for Kane from City would likely cost at least £150m, surpassing the figure the Premier League champions paid Jack Grealish earlier this summer.
City’s inaugural £100m bid for the Three Lions striker in June was worth just £75m, and with less than seven days of the transfer window leaving the north side of London believing it is nearly impossible for Kane to go.
But the Tottenham striker is set to draw a line under the ring to focus on next season with Nuno’s men Espirito Santo.
Sportsmail It was reported earlier this week that City are expected to launch a new bid for Kane in a £125m deal, with the club. Never give up hope of landing forward.
The 28-year-old became Pep Guardiola’s only target to replace the club’s historic top scorer Sergio Aguero after it became clear that Erling Haaland’s future lay at Borussia Dortmund.
but Sportsmail He understands that City can now turn their attention towards the Norway international next summer as Spurs appear increasingly unconvinced by the sale of Kane.
The England star himself appears to have confirmed his commitment to Tottenham after two posts on social media, before making his debut this season as a substitute in Sunday’s win over Wolverhampton.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was adamant that Kane would not leave the club this summer
City can now turn their attention to signing Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund next year
It is also understood that last season’s Champions League final contestants secured a £25m deal for Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo from his agent Jorge Mendes.
The 36-year-old has one year left on his Turin contract and doubts arose over his future after reports of a request to start the season opener last weekend in Udinese on the bench.
according to the teamRonaldo is currently trying to create the right conditions for the transfer, including a swap deal that includes his Portuguese teammate Bernardo Silva or defender Aymeric Laporte. But City’s eyes were always on Kane.
Injuries have reduced Aguero – now at Barcelona – to a minor role in the 2020-2021 season, as he made just seven Serie A games as City scored the fewest goals in his league career since Guardiola’s first year in charge.
So the Catalan coach preferred to use the false nine, and now Gabriel Jesus is believed to have told his manager that he now prefers to work on the wing.
It is understood that City have also been offered Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo this summer
Guardiola has deployed Ferran Torres up front as well, while Liam Dilap is another option, with the youngster set to remain at the Etihad Stadium despite the loan benefits.
Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling both played through the middle, with a new £100m signing of Grealish also as a potential striker.
Bernardo Silva could take on this uncommon role as well, although the Portuguese superstar remains the star of the first team to leave the club with Spain interest.
Gary Neville, whose interview with Kane sparked the summer transfer saga, told Sky Sports Monday Night Football that his former club Manchester United could win the title by signing him.
“I think if Kane goes to United they can get up to 90-95 points,” Neville said.
“They’ll have to buy a striker at some point, so why not get the guy now and give Ole (Solskjaer) the momentum he needs to get to the points total.”
The club is still looking for a replacement for Sergio Aguero after joining Barcelona