Man City officials Harry Kane belief made clear despite Tottenham standing firm

Manchester City are still hopeful that a deal for Harry Kane can be done, and will remain positive right until the summer transfer window slams shut on August 31

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Manchester City have not given up hope of signing Harry Kane before the end of the summer transfer window, which slams shut on August 31.

Kane has expressed his desire to leave Tottenham this summer, but with three years remaining on his current deal, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is under no pressure to sell their star-man.

City are in desperate need of a centre-forward, and the England captain is Pep Guardiola’s ideal striker.

Although Tottenham remain reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival, City representatives are confident that they can still strike a deal for Kane before the deadline, based on previous instances.

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Kane made his first appearance of the season for Spurs after he came off the bench during Tottenham’s 1-0 win against Wolves on Sunday, but this won’t deter City, who still have a week to secure a deal.

City have already broken the Premier League transfer record this window after signing Jack Grealish for £100million from Aston Villa, and would have to break their own record to land the England captain.

According to ESPN, City are expecting the discussions for Kane to go right to the deadline, with previous deals for Dimitar Berbatov and Gareth Bale going through on the final day after Levy remained stubborn all window.

These previous instances have given City hope, as Levy is known for being a tough negotiator, and will wait until the final hour if needed in order to force teams into paying more money.

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Both Berbatov and Bale were heavily linked with a move away from Tottenham and Kane has followed the former Spurs pair in making his feelings known about his future.

Levy was patient with both of his former players, and due to his stance Tottenham received the full amount of money that they were asking for, as the chairman is very clear that fellow clubs either meet his valuation or miss out.

Whether Kane remains at Tottenham or switches allegiance, this transfer saga will go down to the wire regardless and it is still unknown who the striker will be representing come September 1.

A £150m fee would have to be offered at the very minimum by City in order to land their main target, meaning that although the choice is in their hands, the power rests with Levy as usual.

Kane signed a six-year-deal in 2018 and pledged his future to Tottenham, but ultimately his loyalty has worked against him and his desire to win trophies.

The England captain wants to become one of the very best, after already establishing himself as one of the greatest strikers in Europe, but he may have to settle for another season in north London unless City cough up.

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