Report: Manchester City could give up Harry Kane chase as they prioritise Grealish move
Spurs could be set for a major summer boost, with Manchester City now reportedly close to moving on from a deal to bring Harry Kane in.
Kane has been a target for City and manager, Pep Guardiola, all summer long. It’s been claimed the England skipper is the number one attacking option for City, but no deal has been reached as yet.
And now, according to The Express, Spurs could well end up keeping Kane, with City now prioritising a move for Jack Grealish instead. It’s claimed that talks have reached a deadlock between Spurs and City. That, of course, means Daniel Levy appears to have got his own way again.
Levy has been digging his heels in over Kane all summer. The striker is under a long-term contract, and the Spurs supremo has reportedly asked for £150m to even consider selling.
With City close to paying £100m for Grealish, it seems unlikely they will pay a similar amount or more for Kane.
It could be, then, that Daniel Levy has won this battle and that Kane, whether he likes it or not, will need to stay put.
A likely outcome
For all the money City have at their disposal, the deal for Harry Kane was always going to be a tough one to get over the line.
Daniel Levy is a mean operator when he wants to be. His interest in this deal is Tottenham Hotspur, nothing else. So he has every right to demand huge money for one of the world’s best strikers.
For City, it’s time to pay up or shut up really. While for Kane, he faces a big decision on whether to try and force the issue, or simply knuckle down and work hard as he’s done in the past.
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