Manchester City are preparing a new big-money bid for Tottenham star Harry Kane – but on one condition.
The striker has been heavily linked with a move to City and even failed to report for training on the day he was due to make a return.
He won’t come cheaply though, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is understood to be holding out for £150million for his most prized asset.
No formal offer has been made by the Premier League champions, however, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano says this transfer saga is far from over.
Romano says City aren’t giving up on signing Kane this summer and will prepare an offer of €150m (£127.2m) but only if Spurs are willing to change their stance on the player.
He tweeted: “Manchester City are not giving up on Harry Kane deal. Man City board preparing a new bid for €150m – if Spurs stance will change.
“Tottenham have not received any new proposal for Kane yet, and want to keep him – Man City strategy is to be ready… and wait.”
To make matters awkward, Man City face Tottenham in north London on Sunday.
It’s not clear if Kane will play and Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo kept his cards close to his chest on whether the 28-year-old will get the nod.
Asked about Kane being an option for the match, Nuno said: “All the players in the squad that work on a daily basis will be options for us, then it’s up to us to decide.”
He didn’t criticise Kane over the timing of his return to training, but has placed emphasis on trying to resolve his future with the season about to begin.
Nuno added: “First of all we have to speak. This is going to happen today, and after that we hope to solve all the situations.
“It’s not about that (Kane’s late return), it’s about what we have to do to solve the situation – this is important.
“We have to solve it together, everybody involved has to solve it together – speaking, having a nice conversation and putting our opinions, but everybody together.”