New Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo has said he has no intention of selling striker Harry Kane to Manchester City despite reports continuing to link the England captain to a summer move to Manchester.
The blues have been rumoured to be looking to Kane a a replacement for club legend Sergio Aguero, and reports have claimed City are ready to spend over £100m to secure the signature of the Spurs man.
Santo however, has said he is looking forward to working with Kane after taking over the hot seat at the North London club over the summer, and intimated that Kane is not for sale.
“Kane is a Tottenham player, our player, period. There’s nothing to add,” said Santo during his first Spurs press conference. “Now is the moment for Harry to recover. When he comes back, we will speak. I’m looking forward to Harry joining the group and us working together”.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is believed to have already turned down a £100m bid from the blues, although nothing official has been reported, but Kane has made it clear that he wants to be winning trophies, and is still waiting to lift his first piece of silverware.
In May, the striker said that he wanted to play in ‘the biggest games, the biggest moments,’ leading t huge amounts of speculation that he was ready to move on from Spurs. “I’m there watching the Champions League, watching the English teams in there doing amazing. They are the games that I want to be involved in.
“I want to be in them games. So for sure, it’s a moment in my career where I have to kind of reflect and see where I’m at and have a good, honest conversation with the chairman. I hope that we can have that conversation.
“I’m sure that he’ll want to set out the plan of where he sees it but ultimately it’s going to be down to me and how I feel and what’s going to be the best for me and my career this moment in time.”
Santos’ words are unlikely to discourage City from pursuing the England man, and it may take an exceptional bid from the blues to test the resolve of Levy and the Spurs board.
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