Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is hardening his stance on selling Harry Kane, making it increasingly unlikely that Manchester City will secure the England captain’s services this summer, according to the Daily Telegraph‘s Matt Law.
Even if the Citizens offer close to £150m, it may still be rejected and Law claims that if that happens City “could switch attention” to snapping up Erling Haaland next year instead:
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) August 23, 2021
Haaland has scored 62 goals in 63 appearances during his time with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. The Norwegian has already attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, and he will be a lot cheaper than Kane when his €75m (£64m) release clause comes into effect at the end of the season.
Kane will be nearing 29 by then, making him a far less attractive option than Haaland, who is considerably younger than his English counterpart. There are still seven days remaining in the transfer window but it does look increasingly likely that City won’t be getting a new striker, at least not until next summer.