Man City ‘discussed five stars’ in potential Harry Kane swap deal with Tottenham

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Manchester City have already explored the prospect of a player-plus-cash deal for Harry Kane and it’s now emerged that up to five players were under discussion to head the other way to Tottenham. The Premier League champions remain hot in pursuit of the England captain, who is now enjoying some downtime with his family following an unforgettable summer that ended in penalty shootout heartbreak against Italy at Wembley last Sunday.

Before Euro 2020, Kane’s future was up for discussion after he admitted he was set to consider leaving Spurs.

The Tottenham talisman made it clear that he had a decision to make ahead of next season due to Spurs’ failure to qualify for the Champions League.

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The situation is expected to be revisited when Kane returns from his holidays and City still remain determined to land both him and Jack Grealish.

It’s understood that they saw an initial approach of up to £100million turned away by Spurs a matter of weeks ago.

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However, Tottenham simply do not want to entertain the idea of losing their star man. At any cost.

It’s been speculated that Sterling was not impressed by the idea of being used as makeweight and he does not want to join Tottenham. The same applies to Aymeric Laporte.

Tottenham owner Levy has already faced the wrath of the fan base for his disastrous approach to the appointment of a new manager and sanctioning Kane’s departure would only create further fury amongst supporters.

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Spurs eventually settled on Nuno Espirito Santo, who now has his work cut out trying to convince Kane to stay.

Nuno has made it clear that he is not even thinking about the prospect of Kane leaving the club.

“Harry is our player – period,” he said, in his first press conference as Tottenham boss yesterday. “No need to talk about anything else. Now is the moment for Harry to recover his energy [after Euro 2020].

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“When he comes back [to training], we will have time to speak. But now is the moment for Harry to rest and prepare for what is coming – I’m looking forward to him joining the group and for us to start working together. The best is to work with the best players around, and Harry is one of those.

“I have no doubts in my mind. When Harry Kane arrives he will feel that everyone of us has to commit himself to becoming better. We are ambitious people. We want to do it well. And we count on Harry for that.”

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