Report: Tottenham were in talks over selling player during Euro 2020, have tried to keep it secret
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City were in constant contact over Harry Kane during Euro 2020, but both clubs agreed to keep negotiations secret, the Athletic report.
City are known to be admirers of the Tottenham striker, even though Daniel Levy doesn’t want to sell.
The Athletic now reveal that City and Spurs were in discussions over doing a deal during the international tournament, although both clubs tried to keep the dealings secret.
Tottenham and City both did not want to unsettle England’s captain, as the Three Lions pushed to win their first silverware since 1966.
At one stage there were rumours that a bid of £100 million was made for the striker, but that is said to have ‘riled’ both City and Tottenham.
As a result both clubs have since kept their cards very close to their chest.
To stay or go?
It is still believed that Tottenham are intent on keeping Kane, but City are also willing to break the bank to sign a player who Pep Guardiola is a massive fan of.
Stories about Kane’s future are now likely to dominate the headlines, as the transfer saga looks set to be one of the biggest of the summer.
Kane is still searching for his trophy after England’s failure in the Euro 2020 final, and that may make him even more keen on leaving Spurs.
But ultimately all the cards are in Daniel Levy’s hands, as the Premier League’s top goalscorer is still on a long-term contract with Tottenham.