Report shares 26-year-old's stance on club using him in potential swap bid for Spurs star
Raheem Sterling would not be interested if Manchester City decided to try and include him in a swap bid for Spurs striker Harry Kane, according to a report from The Telegraph.
Sterling’s future has become a talking point of late. As noted by The Telegraph, his contract with the Cityzens expires in two years.
According to The Sun, City could offer £60 million plus Sterling and Gabriel Jesus for the striker.
But it appears that the Premier League champions may have some convincing to do if they hope to make that happen.
The Telegraph is reporting that the 26-year-old is not interested in being used as a bargaining tool.
The report notes that City do want to offer Sterling a long-term contract. But talks will be held after the European Championships.
Spurs swap bid surely now off the table
Previous reports claimed that Daniel Levy would not accept a swap bid for Kane. If Spurs are going to lose their key man, it is going to be a straight cash deal.
And The Telegraph notes that Sterling’s wages puts him out of Tottenham’s reach anyway.
So it would appear that there is very little going for the notion that Sterling could move to North London as part of a bid for Kane.
Of course, the summer has a long way to go. But a lot seemingly needs to change before an agreement is even close.
That may boost Spurs’ hopes of keeping Kane. Levy does not have to sell this summer. So only the very best of offers are going to be considered.
City have not tended to compete with the world-record transfer fees that other clubs have been prepared to part with in the last few years.
So perhaps they indeed felt that a swap bid for Kane may be a smart idea.
But they may need to look elsewhere if they hope to find a player to send in the opposite direction – before trying to convince Levy to accept such a bid.
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