England’s Harry Kane scores a penalty in a shootout at the end of extra time during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England on July 3, 2018 at Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
Manchester City has made a bid of £100 million for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
City are willing to include players in addition to cash, but Tottenham are expected to reject the offer.
Last month, Sky Sports News exclusively reported that Kane had told Spurs that he wanted to leave this summer, with Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea all interested.
Kane is worth more than £120 million, and Tottenham are keen to keep him, despite the 27-year-old believing he has a gentleman’s agreement with Daniel Levy.
The England captain is said to be completely focused on the Euros, with no decision on his club future expected before the tournament’s conclusion.
After last month’s Champions League final, Man City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak stated that the club will be “competitive and aggressive” this summer, aiming to strengthen by bringing “quality to the squad in a couple of key positions.”
The priority for the Premier League champions is to replace Sergio Aguero, and Kane is being considered alongside Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku, and Lautaro Martinez.
Man City’s Premier League title defence begins on August 15 when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Kane insists that his poor start to Euro 2020 was not due to a lack of fitness or speculation about his future at Tottenham.
Following underwhelming performances in both games, Kane was substituted in England’s opening win over Croatia and their underwhelming 0-0 draw with Scotland.
His performances have come as a surprise given that despite his club’s struggles, he had an impressive season with Spurs, topping the Premier League charts for goals and assists.
While he did suffer two ankle injuries during the season, he returned from the most recent one nearly two months ago and was a regular for Spurs until the end of the season.
Kane won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup, which has only increased expectations for him at Euro 2020, and while he admits to becoming fatigued in Russia three years ago, he claims that is not the case this time around.
“Gareth [Southgate] is within his rights to make the changes he believes are best for the team,” Kane said to The Guardian when asked about being replaced in both of England’s games so far.
“What we’ve learned from previous tournaments is that it’s important to peak at the right time. The best time to peak is during the knockout stages and hopefully continue from there.
“Maybe there were times in Russia, near the quarter- and semi-finals, when I wasn’t as sharp as I wanted to be. We didn’t get to where we wanted to go in the end, possibly because of this.
“It’s all about managing the team and making sure everyone is as fit and sharp as possible. In my case, it was a difficult couple of games, and now it’s about ensuring that I’m ready for the rest of them.
“I didn’t have any problems. I didn’t feel physically unprepared. To be honest, I felt as good going into those games as I had all season.”
Although Kane was one of the Premier League’s standout players during the 2020/21 season, Spurs had a difficult campaign, finishing seventh in the table and without a trophy or a manager after sacking Jose Mourinho in April.
The club was also rocked by the news that Kane had told them he wanted to leave this summer due to their failure to compete for – and win – trophies on a regular basis.
Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea are all said to be interested in signing the striker, but despite his future being one of the main plotlines of this summer’s transfer window, Kane insists it isn’t affecting his international performances.
“Certainly not,” he insisted. “My entire focus is on how I can assist this team and ensure our success in this tournament.
“I understand there is speculation in the media, but I am completely focused on the job here.”