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Journalist shares how much Manchester City are now willing to pay for Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane

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Sam Lee has suggested that Manchester City would now be willing to pay £130 million for Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane on the Athletic’s Football Show.

Big money offer incoming?

City have been chasing Kane all summer, although their stance has generally been that that they would only pay around £100 million for the Tottenham striker.

However, it seems that City could now be willing to up their bid, as Kane pushes for a move.

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The Tottenham striker has not been in training over recent days, which has led to much speculation forming over his future.

Kane has made no secret of his desire to move to City, after conducting an interview with Gary Neville, where he was very complimentary of Pep Guardiola’s side.

And with City now seemingly willing to up their top offer for the goalscorer it may be that his chances of a move to the Etihad Stadium are increasing.

“I think they would go to £130 million for Kane, but we’ll have to see if that’s enough,” Lee said.

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‘The top estimate that I’ve heard is £215 million for Grealish and Kane, which if that was the case it would £115 million for Kane.

“But in the last few days there has been a bit more chat about £130 million. Guardiola doesn’t want anyone else.

“As far as Guardiola is confirmed he’s like bring me Harry Kane, let’s just get it done. And they think there is a good chance of it happening.”

Will Spurs sell?

Tottenham have previously set their asking price privately for Kane at £150 million.

But whether Daniel Levy would be willing to drop that slightly to reach a compromise, given Kane’s recent actions, remains to be seen.

If Tottenham were to lose Kane it is likely that they would have to reinvest all the money back into their squad to try and cover for his loss.

Kane was the Premier League’s top scorer and assist maker last term, and replacing him will be practically impossible for Tottenham, regardless of how much money they bring in.

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