Daniel Levy is digging his heels in over the future of Harry Kane with the Tottenham Hotspur chairman and England captain disagreeing over the nature of the dealDaniel Levy is digging his heels in over the future of Harry Kane with the Tottenham Hotspur chairman and England captain disagreeing over the nature of the deal they struck that would have seen the striker sold this summer.
Telegraph Sport reported that Kane is adamant that Levy promised him last year that a sale would be sanctioned this summer if the team failed to finish in the Premier League top four or did not win a trophy – which subsequently happened – and that the agreement has now been deliberately ignored.
Levy, however, is understood to believe the ‘gentleman’s agreement’ was that Kane would only be sold to a foreign club – unless an “amazing” offer was made by a Premier League side. Kane believes this proposal was put forward in subsequent meetings far more recently and, crucially, he never agreed to it insisting they stuck to the original plan.
There has been no significant interest from outside England this summer but the Kane camp believe a British record £125 million bid – which they would consider is an “amazing” offer – has been made by Manchester City and that, having previously been in dialogue, Levy is refusing to negotiate.
Levy maintains that no formal offer of that magnitude has been received and, even then, does not consider the figure to be high enough to be acceptable from a Premier League rival.
The two sides are clearly at loggerheads as the clock ticks towards the closure of the transfer window on August 31 and with City hoping to make one “final push”, according to sources, to try and force Levy to finally negotiate the sale of the club’s prize asset.
Sources close to Kane are disappointed at how he has been portrayed in recent weeks and the lack of support he has received from the club’s hierarchy as relations have soured.
Kane had hoped, given his professionalism and service to Spurs and the fee that is being offered for him, that he could leave on good terms especially given how important his relationship with the club’s fans has been to him over the years.
It has also been suggested that Kane will have to wait another year for his move, a position he feels would be unacceptable. There is no guarantee that City will wait that long, especially in a much-changed striker market in which Kylian Mbappé could potentially be a free agent and Borussia Dortmund are likely be in a position to sell Erling Haaland.
Harry Kane did not travel to Portugal for the club’s Europa Conference League play-off first-leg with Pacos de Ferreira and is training alone while his future hangs in the balance
As expected, Kane did not travel to Portugal for the Europa Conference League play-off first-leg against Pacos de Ferreira despite being named in the original 25-man squad.
Kane later posted a photograph of himself on social media training alone with the caption “Another session in the bank” as he works back towards fitness having joined up late with the squad after an extended holiday which sources close to him say was offered to him by Levy but later became a point of dispute.
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