Daniel Levy’s ‘U-turn’ over Harry Kane transfer explained after £160m Man City offer

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Reports that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has ‘u-turned’ on his stance when it comes to the sale of Harry Kane are thought to be false. 

That is according to The Athletic journalist David Ornstein, who claims Spurs were taken by surprise when the rumour mill went into overdrive over a potential Kane departure. 

Speaking to Sky Sports, Ornstein said: “I’ve got full respect for others’ reports but that’s not my information. Speaking to people at both clubs it’s taken them a little bit by surprise. 

“If we focus on your question, because we know there’s interest there from Manchester City and we know that Harry Kane would like to leave Tottenham, we’ve reported that and talked about it on here in depth. 

The journalist went on to state how Levy remains firm in his decision unless the right figure was offered, explaining: I don’t think there is a U-turn in Daniel Levy’s mind. If Manchester City get to the level he would expect, which we thought to be around £150m – this report says £160m – then there is potentially a conversation to be had. 

“But I’m not sure Manchester City are prepared to go to that level and so I can’t really talk about a U-turn in the mind of Daniel Levy just yet. 

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“Clearly Harry Kane maybe pushing to leave and there are surely a lot of conversations going on behind the scenes – but I don’t think this one is going to get resolved quickly. 

“If it does happen I think it will be at the very end of the transfer window.” 

Kane’s desire to leave Tottenham after spending his entire career there is well-documented, the forward desperate to win some silverware for the first time. 

Previous comments from the Spurs star would suggest Man City are his preferred destination, recently describing City star Kevin De Bruyne as a striker’s ‘dream’ to play with. 

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Man City are rumoured to have already lodged one bid for the England captain, valued at around £100m. 

Pep Guardiola’s side are thought to be even willing to offer some of their own players as part of the deal, with the likes of Bernado Silva and Raheem Sterling mentioned as two that could leave as part of a ‘swap plus cash’ deal. 

Levy’s valuation of Kane is likely to prevent any deal from happening this summer, with even a club of City’s financial resources struggling to muster up the required funds. 

City are keen to sign a striker this summer given club legend Sergio Aguero’s recent exit at the end of last-term. 

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The reigning Premier League champions have also been touted with a potential move for Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland. 

The Dortmund star is likely to cost a similar figure to the price tag currently slapped on Kane, meaning City could miss out on both of their targets. 

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