Harry Kane has reportedly weakened his chances of securing a transfer away from Spurs this summer having ‘annoyed’ the club’s owner Joe Lewis.
Kane said in an interview with Gary Neville back in May that his future was up to him, rather than Tottenham.
Despite much of the focus of Kane’s potential transfer to Manchester City on his relationship with chairman Daniel levy, the Daily Mail claim Lewis is ‘unimpressed’ with the way Kane’s future has been discussed.
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The report claims Lewis is ‘digging in his heels’ amid suggestions he could be allowed to join City for £160million.
Kane has three years left on his current Tottenham contract and Lewis is in no mood to be forced to sell.
Kane – who won his third Premier League golden boot last season – is currently on holiday after Euro 2020 and is unlikely to be ready for the first weekend of the new season on August 15, when Spurs ironically take on City.
Meanwhile, ex-City and England midfielder Trevor Sinclair claims he can’t see his former club stumping up the cash necessary for Kane.
He said: “If you look at the principles Man City try and stick to and their philosophy, I can’t see them spending £100m on a player.
“They don’t want to spend that kind of money. They’ve already had to invest a lot from when Sheikh Mansour took over the football club.
“They were so far behind everybody on the pitch and not even that they had to invest into their training facility because Carrington wasn’t up to it.
“They’ve never broken [transfer] records. They’ve never been near breaking Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea.
“All the other clubs are buying players for £80m or £90m, Man City are not near that. I don’t think that’s by accident, I think that’s by design.
“They’ve just won the league. They didn’t win the Champions League through a lack of quality either, it’s because they made mistakes.
“I’ve always been quite impressed with Man City since Pep took over because they keep their cards very close to their chest.
“If you look at any gossip pages to do with sport, it’s very rarely you hear anything about Manchester City.
“I think Txiki [Begiristain] does his work, he keeps it very private. They’ll be a couple of rumours and usually its red herrings where they pretend they’re going for someone and they’ll leave that player alone for their actual main target.
“I’m not surprised they’re keeping their cards close to their chest and letting leaks come out to the media saying we’re interested in this player and that player.”