Daniel Levy values Kane at £150m and is not likely to be impressed by the news
Manchester City have started the ball rolling on their bid to try to lure Harry Kane away from Tottenham Hotspur by telling the England striker that they have put together an opening offer worth up to £100million.
Spurs sources are adamant that they are yet to receive an official bid for Kane, but it is clear that City have begun the process of trying to get negotiations underway on a deal.
It is unlikely that will be received well by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, who values Kane at £150m and is unlikely to be impressed by the fact City’s intentions have been made public.
Kane is currently on international duty with England at the European Championships, while Levy is still searching for a new head coach after seeing talks with a number of candidates to replace Jose Mourinho break down.
Telegraph Sport reported that Levy remains determined to try to hang on to Kane and he will do everything in his power to prevent the 27-year-old lining up against Spurs for City on the opening day of the Premier League season.
But that has evidently not put off City, who appear to be prioritising a move for Kane over Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
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City are not expected to cap their interest in Kane at £100m, but Tottenham would not accept players in exchange as part of a bid.
Kane’s City team-mate Raheem Sterling has been linked with a move in the opposite direction, but he is not interested in being used as a makeweight and Spurs would not be able to afford his wages in any case.
Kane’s focus remains on England’s game against Czech Republic on Tuesday night and manager Gareth Southgate gave him a huge vote of confidence by confirming he will start that game, despite failing to score in England’s opening two group games.
Having told Totteham of his desire to leave the club ahead of the Euros, Kane has shelved any talks over his future until the tournament ends for him.