Manchester City are ready to make one FINAL push for Harry Kane with the Premier League champions undeterred by Spurs’ resolute stance as Pep Guardiola looks to land his man before the window closes next week
- Manchester City are ready to make one final push to sign Spurs star Harry Kane
- The champions have been strongly linked with Tottenham’s wantaway striker
- However, Spurs chief Daniel Levy has resolutely snubbed all of City’s advances
- City are hoping to get a deal over the line before the window shuts next week
Manchester City are undeterred in their pursuit of Harry Kane and set to continue pressing to sign the England captain over the coming days.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has remained steadfast that the club’s top scorer in each of the past seven seasons is not for sale this summer. Indeed, Sportsmail revealed on Monday that Spurs chiefs are confident they are winning the battle to keep hold of their wantaway striker.
City, however, hope Kane’s desire for a move to the Etihad Stadium will force the issue before next Tuesday’s transfer deadline and are not giving up hope of thrashing out a deal.
Manchester City will make one final push for Harry Kane as deadline day fast approaches
Any potential transfer would eclipse the £100million British record fee spent on Jack Grealish earlier this month, with indications that City were willing to bid north of £120m.
Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak insisted in June that they would be ‘competitive and aggressive’ in the market and City are poised to launch a final push for Kane.
The 28-year-old was made Pep Guardiola’s only target to replace Sergio Aguero after it became clear Erling Haaland’s immediate future lay with Borussia Dortmund.
Pep Guardiola (R) is desperate for an elite goalscorer but Daniel Levy (L) has held firm thus far
Tottenham will expect greater than the £100million City splashed out for Jack Grealish (R)
City could divert their attention towards the Norway international next summer if Spurs cannot be convinced to sell Kane with an improved offer.
The Premier League champions are understood to have been offered Cristiano Ronaldo but their sights remain firmly on Kane.
Injuries saw Aguero reduced to a bit-part role last season, with the Argentine making only seven league starts as City recorded their lowest number of goals in a league campaign since Guardiola’s first year in charge.
Guardiola favoured the use of false nines during a canter to the title and the run to a first Champions League final.
Man City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak vowed to attack the window earlier this summer
Gabriel Jesus has told his manager that he now prefers operating on the wing, while Guardiola has utilised Ferran Torres up front. Teenager Liam Delap is staying with the champions for the season despite loan interest and would likely be handed more responsibility if Kane was to stay in north London.
Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling have both played through the middle, with Jack Grealish also namechecked as a possible striker. Bernardo Silva can fill in too, although he is still the most likely first-team star to leave the club with interest from Spain.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth’s obligation to purchase on-loan City youngster Morgan Rogers for an initial £9m rising to £12m will kick in should they earn promotion back to the top flight.
The Cherries have an option to buy Rogers at £12m plus an additional £3m in additional clauses if they do not go up at the first attempt.
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