Report: Spurs chairman won't discuss Kane sale despite City's £125M bid
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy isn't accepting calls to discuss selling Harry Kane despite Manchester City bidding £125 million for the striker, according to The Telegraph's Jason Burt.
Levy reportedly assured Kane that he would be allowed to leave if Spurs failed to win a trophy or finished outside the top four last season. Those targets weren't met after the 28-year-old led the Premier League in both goals and assists, but Levy is apparently reneging on his promise to let Kane go while he refuses to even negotiate what would be a British record transfer.
It was reported earlier this month that Levy could be holding out for as much as £160 million for the England captain.
Kane is also unhappy with the lack of clarity over his delayed return to training. It was the frontman's understanding that Levy allowed him an extra week of holiday, Burt reports, but this time off has since been portrayed in the media as Kane refusing to train while trying to force a transfer to Manchester City.
He hastily arranged a return from his Florida trip to arrive at Spurs' training base on Saturday when he found out the club's footballing department and new manager Nuno Espirito Santo weren't aware of the agreed extended break.
Kane then missed Sunday's season-opening win over Manchester City and is also expected to sit out Thursday's Europa Conference League playoff against Pacos de Ferreira despite being named in the 25-man squad, Burt adds.
"It hurts to read some of the comments that have been made this week, questioning my professionalism," he posted to Instagram on Friday.
"While I won't go into the specifics of the situation, I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train. I will be returning to the club tomorrow, as planned."
Kane wanted the club to explain the mix-up and has been disappointed with its failure to do so, sources told Burt. The Spurs academy product is keen to leave on good terms and with the fans' blessing, but he's concerned that the ongoing saga is souring these relationships.
The summer transfer window closes on Aug. 31 for Premier League clubs.
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