Harry Kane facing transfer heartbreak with Daniel Levy determined to block move

Harry Kane could be denied a move to Manchester City this summer as Tottenham owner Daniel Levy is determined to keep him at the club.

Spurs’ talisman made it clear he intends to seek a new challenge after another trophy-less campaign, with City the favourites to land his signature.

Any deal for Kane though will cost in excess of £100million, narrowing the field of potential suitors significantly.

Even City boss Pep Guardiola hinted the fees being touted for the world’s top forwards like Kane was too high, but more pertinently, club chiefs are unwilling to be embroiled in a lengthy transfer saga.

Harry Kane wants to leave Tottenham but Daniel Levy is determined to keep him

Levy is the master at playing hardball over transfers, as seen previously with the likes of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, and the Telegraph report he is prepared to fight his corner over Kane to avoid losing him in the coming months.

The Spurs chairman will also be aware that Kane’s exit would damage his club’s chances of success next season.

Both Manchester United and Chelsea are rumoured to be interested but have their sights set on other targets as a priority.

City too have other players they are hopeful of adding to their squad – namely Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.

The reputation of Levy as a tough negotiator is going to make it difficult to reach an agreement for Kane anytime soon and City do not want to still be haggling over a deal in the final weeks of the window.

That could mean Kane does not get his desire move elsewhere despite his hopes of playing in the Champions League again next season.

Tottenham are yet to appoint a new manager and the club’s so far unsuccessful search is unlikely to have filled their star striker with much confidence in their future.

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Kane’s form for England at Euro 2020 is also hardly going to have clubs lining up at the door for his signature, either.

The forward – who turns 28 next month – has fired a blank in both of England’s matches and has generally been off the pace and looked leggy, eventually ending with his substitution on each occasion.

England boss Gareth Southgate has also dismissed the idea that any transfers will be completed before the end of the tournament, which finishes on July 11, leaving a shorter timeframe for Kane’s agents to orchestrate a move.

Roy Keane suggested Kane’s disappointing form could be down to him being “distracted” by the rumours surrounding his future, but the Three Lions’ captain insists that is not the case.

“Absolutely not, to be honest,” Kane said on Saturday. “All my focus is on how I can help this team and how we can be successful in this tournament.

“I understand from a media point of view there is speculation, but I am fully focused on the job we have here. We would have wanted to beat Scotland and go through, but that is not always the case in tournament football. It isn’t as easy as that.”

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