Report: Spurs could be offered Nathan Ake in Kane bid
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reluctant to offer Gabriel Jesus to Spurs in a bid for Harry Kane, with the Daily Star reporting that Nathan Ake could instead be included.
The Daily Star notes that Kane is keen to join the Cityzens. But of course, Daniel Levy is not planning to let the striker leave for anything other than the best price.
Interestingly, it appears that an offer involving Jesus could be tempting for Tottenham.
The Daily Star reports that Spurs are interested in the 24-year-old. And they could reportedly be open to a swap deal that involves City also paying £70 million.
However, Guardiola is keen to keep Jesus. And thus, the Daily Star suggests that Ake going in the opposite direction may appeal to City more.
The report does not share what Spurs would make of a swap bid involving Ake. But it does appear that they are looking to strengthen their options in defence this summer.
Ake arriving in Kane swap would help Spurs address one issue this summer
So a move for Ake would make sense on that front. While he has not had the easiest time at City, he is a player who has shown a lot of promise during his career.
The 26-year-old cost the Premier League champions £40 million last summer (via BBC Sport).
City may be wary of his valuation dropping too much after a campaign in which he played just 10 times in the top flight.
So you can understand why moving him on would potentially work for Guardiola’s side, particularly if it helps pave the way for Kane coming in the other direction.
Having said that, the word ‘compromise’ is unlikely to be one Levy considers when it comes to discussing Kane’s future.
If Spurs are not completely happy with the offer on the table, they would surely be only too content to walk away and hold onto their talisman.
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