Tottenham are hoping that Manchester United and Manchester City will get into a bidding war over Harry Kane, according to reports, and the player too is waiting to see if the two clubs will go head-to-head for him. Neither club are willing to pay the £160million valuation that Spurs are likely to accept, but a bidding war may drive the price up.
City are said to be willing to offer around £100m for the 27-year-old, so there is a huge difference in valuations at the moment.
The Sun are reporting that they are happy to be patient, however, and with six weeks still left of the transfer window are in no rush to sign the striker.
This would probably rule out any bidding war that Spurs – and Kane – would be hoping for.
Pep Guardiola has reportedly drawn up a list of alternatives if they can’t sign Kane, as they look to replace Sergio Aguero.
Aguero left Manchester to join Barcelona this summer, after making 275 appearances and scoring 184 goals for the club.
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New Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo said that he is committed to keeping Kane at the club in his first press conference as Spurs boss.
“Harry is our player, period,” he said. “No need to talk about anything else.
“He has a hard job to do, totally committed to the national team, obviously, so this is why I decided not to speak to any of them.
”I will speak when they arrive. This is the right moment – in our own building, face to face, sitting down and to prepare our future together.”
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Speaking to Gary Neville last month, Kane predicted that his transfer fee could be up to a third lower than the £150m that Levy now wants.
“I mean he [Daniel Levy] might want to sell me,” Kane said.
“He might be thinking ‘If I could get £100m for you, then why not?’… do you know what I mean?
“I’m not going to be worth that for the next two or three years.”