Harry Kane skips Spurs training for a second day

Tottenham captain has told club he wants move to Manchester City

The summer’s biggest transfer saga does not look like ending before the new season starts as the future of Harry Kane remains up in the air.    Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The summer’s biggest transfer saga does not look like ending before the new season starts as the future of Harry Kane remains up in the air. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

 

Harry Kane has chosen not to report to Tottenham’s training ground for a second day as he tries to force a transfer to Manchester City but plans to return later this week.

Spurs decided to fine the striker for not coming back from a post-Euro 2020 break on Monday but that did not alter his strategy on Tuesday. The club expect Kane back over the weekend.

Kane informed Spurs before the end of last season that he wanted a move and he believes he has a gentleman’s agreement that allows him to go this summer. The Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, sees things differently and does not want to sell.

Talks are planned to take place between Levy and the Kane camp, which includes the player’s father, Pat, and older brother, Charlie.

The development came as Spurs closed on the signing of the centre-back Cristian Romero from Atalanta. The Italian club are poised to accept a bid from Tottenham that guarantees them €50 million for the Argentina international.

City have offered £100m (€120m) for Kane but Spurs rejected that and it would take a substantially improved bid for Levy to consider selling the 28-year-old, who has three years on his contract. City have dismissed the notion that they would be prepared to pay £160m (€190m) for Kane.

Kane was due on Monday to have Covid tests and preliminary fitness tests before being integrated back into full training. The whole squad was expected for training on Tuesday as Nuno Espírito Santo prepares for his first season as manager. - Guardian

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.