England captain Harry Kane has not shown up to Tottenham Hotspurs pre-season training as speculation surrounding his future at the club heats up. Kane was due to report to Hotspur Way on Monday after a short holiday following England's Euro 2020 exploits.
Kane had informed Spurs he wanted to leave the club this summer in May. With Chelsea, Man City & Manchester United all said to be interested in the 28-year-old. In June, City made the first move with a £100 million bid for the Tottenham captain, but it was rejected. Spurs value their striker at over £120 million and are desperate to keep their talisman at the club. All this despite Kane believing he has a gentleman's agreement with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. He said in June that he sympathized with Kane's frustrations and hinted a deal might be difficult to do.
Manchester City is close to agreeing to a £100 million deal with Aston Villa for Jack Grealish. This is likely only to increase Spurs' asking price for Kane. The reigning Golden Boot winner and Premier League Playmaker of the season.
Why is Harry Kane hot property?
Following their Champions League final defeat in May. City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said the club would be "competitive and aggressive" this summer. And is aiming to strengthen by bringing "quality to the squad in a couple of key positions." The club currently only has one recognized striker, Gabriel Jesus, which makes City the club most likely to move for Kane.
Harry Kane is heading into the prime years of his career. He wants to compete for team trophies and individual awards. Kane is a three-time golden boot winner and has also scored an incredible 221 goals in just 336 games for Tottenham. Therefore he will demand a record fee, but in Harry Kane, you get a player that instantly propels your team into contention.