Live updates as the Manchester City transfer chase ends

NSAri Kane will remain at Tottenham Hotspur for next season, ending Manchester City’s long summer pursuit of the striker.

The England captain reiterated his commitment to Tottenham in a message on Twitter, having spent the past few months pressing for a move to City that he failed to make.

Kane said: “It was amazing to see the reception from the Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the messages of support I’ve received in the past few weeks. Hands of applause sign.

“I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will focus 100% on helping the team achieve success.”

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been adamant that Kane is not for sale and appears to have got his wish. Kane and Levi were at odds over the exact nature of their conversations last summer.

It was understood that Levy believed it was a “noble deal” that Kane would only be sold to a foreign club – unless an “amazing” offer was made by a Premier League side. Keane believes the proposal has been brought up at later meetings recently, and more importantly he has never agreed to insist that they stick to the original plan.

City were expected to go the extra mile to sign Kane before the window closes at 11pm next Tuesday, but Levy hasn’t given up his assessment or succumbed to any pressure on the forward’s future. Sources believe Levi could even turn down an offer of close to £150m for Kane, although the figure had previously been quoted as the price he requested for the 28-year-old.

City will now face the option of not signing a striker or considering an alternative. It is believed that City considered Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic to be a target for Tottenham.

More to follow including live feedback from all over English football.


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