Harry Kane: Most up-to-date on Man City draw's future
Experiences on Friday that Tottenham had agreed to promote Harry Kane to Manchester City for a British transfer file of £160m were quick knocked down by the Premier League champions.
But where does this now leave the England captain's future? BBC Sport's Simon Stone answers one of the basic crucial famous questions.
Are City Kane's likeliest destination?
Kane has made it obvious he needs to leave Tottenham - and City agree with continuously been viewed as his most smartly-most popular club.
He spoke in gorgeous phrases about Blues playmaker Kevin de Bruyne sooner than Euro 2020 and manager Pep Guardiola is identified to be .
Experiences first emerged in May per chance that the 27-300 and sixty five days-earlier would possibly perchance well presumably leave Spurs after 17 years, and final month the BBC reported preliminary talks had been held between the two golf equipment. Sources from each, though, distanced themselves from suggestions an unswerving £100m order had been lodged by City.But at no level agree with City tried to dampen hypothesis about their pursuit of Kane.
City agree with also been monitoring Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland, however the German club agree with ruled out the 21-300 and sixty five days-earlier leaving this summer season.
Guardiola's facet are searching for a new striker following the departure of file scorer Sergio Aguero to Barcelona, though they obtained the title final season while taking half in a lot of it with out a recognised striker.
Would Spurs in truth let him leave?
Sources agree with told BBC Sport that Kane - who has a contract till 2024 - has now not handed in an unswerving transfer ask or in an instant communicated a desire to cross.
It's identified Kane thinks he has a gentleman's agreement with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy that would possibly perchance well presumably enable him to leave the club this summer season.
But that is liable to be tested, amid suggestions Levy is now not the model to be compelled into selling one amongst his star avid gamers.
The Premier League's high scorer final season is identified to be frustrated after one more trophyless marketing campaign at Spurs.
Kane, 28 subsequent week, has peaceable now not obtained a trophy for club or nation and it's realizing he has determined he needs to cross to fulfill his professional ambitions.
Final week, new Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo changed into as soon as adamant Kane changed into as soon as "our participant", adding: "No must focus on anything else, I am attempting forward to him becoming a member of the neighborhood."
And would possibly perchance well City pay £160m?
City sources command they is now not going to pay this a lot.
Whereas they're one amongst the greatest-spending golf equipment on the planet, the most they've paid for any single participant is the associated rate of about £65m they paid Benfica for centre-help Ruben Dias final summer season. Plus Aguero - one amongst the club's best paid avid gamers - is now off the wage bill.
Despite the very fact that it's acknowledged getting Kane would agree with paying a great deal greater than that, there are limits which City would now not be arresting to cross previous.
City are one amongst the few golf equipment who model agree with some flexibility with their spending, with their financial muscle having shielded them from the worst of the pandemic.
And whenever you are wondering about the influence of Financial Graceful Play (FFP) principles, Uefa has already determined financial statements for 2020 and 2021 will be rolled up correct into a single accounting duration thanks to the gargantuan influence of the coronavirus pandemic.
So will he cross?
It's too early to deliver at this stage.
Levy is a fierce negotiator and Kane is a favorable younger man. Their relationship goes help a prolonged draw so it's uncertain they're going to desire to fall out about it.
On the different hand, a key ingredient right here will be Fabio Paratici, the club's new managing director of soccer.
Having joined from Juventus, Paratici has an intensive contacts book as observers at Colchester, for Tottenham's 3-0 pre-season pleasant draw conclude on Wednesday, smartly-known when he changed into as soon as almost continuously on his cellphone.
If he can ship the comely signings - and as crowd current Son Heung-min has just committed his prolonged-timeframe future to the club - Spurs would possibly perchance well presumably be in a situation to bid their private praises a future with out Kane as one fans will grudgingly accept.
On the different hand, one date that is obvious to all is 15 August. The Premier League's opening weekend when Tottenham host Manchester City.
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