Tottenham lays out the terms of a world-record-breaking Harry Kane move to Manchester City.
Manchester City are interested in signing Tottenham striker Harry Kane before the transfer deadline this month.
According to sources, Manchester City will need to increase their offer for Harry Kane by at least £20 million in order to strike a deal with Tottenham this summer. A £100 million bid for the forward, who is looking for a new challenge ahead of the new season, is thought to have been rejected by the newly-crowned Premier League winners.
Pep Guardiola is rumored to be interested in signing the 28-year-old as a replacement for Sergio Aguero, who joined Barcelona on a free transfer in May. Guardiola has already welcomed Jack Grealish to the Etihad Stadium this summer after the club activated his £100 million release clause earlier this month.
City are still interested in signing Kane, but they will have to make yet another world-record-breaking deal to do so.
According to the Sunday Star, Tottenham would entertain a deal of around £120 million if Manchester United agreed to further £20 million in add-ons.
According to the source, City’s increased costs would be contingent on them winning the Champions League and another Premier League title with Kane at the helm.
Should the England captain break Alan Shearer’s top-flight goalscoring record during his spell at the club, another top-up would be available.
Kane’s market value has reportedly risen as a result of City’s readiness to spend nine figures on Grealish, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy refusing to sell for anything less than a premium.
This viewpoint is based on the fact that Kane is England’s captain and most important player, whilst Gareth Southgate has only used Grealish sparingly for the Three Lions.
City and Spurs are said to be in talks, but with Kane under contract in north London until the summer of 2024, Levy appears to have the upper hand.
The footballer is still planning to quit the club in the next weeks, according to reports, and asked his agents to start looking for a home in and near Manchester in March.
However, if City are unable to satisfy Levy’s demands, a move for Kane appears to be out of the question.
He did not practice with Spurs this week, but was expected to return on Saturday to help the team. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”