HARRY KANE could reportedly refuse to return to pre-season training with Tottenham in order to force a move to Manchester City.
That is according to The Telegraph, who state his England teammates believe he may not go back to Spurs’ Enfield HQ.
New boss Nuno Espirito Santo has already declared the Three Lions 2020 hero is their player and that he plans to hold talks with the 27-year-old striker when he is back from holiday.
However, these latest claims state that several members of Gareth Southgate’s squad who have just spent the past six weeks with Kane think it is possible he will not report back to training.
Kane is adamant he has a gentlemen’s agreement with chairman Daniel Levy that Spurs would listen to bids for him this summer.
But Levy is determined to hold on to his superstar and has already rejected a £100m offer from Man City for the hotshot.
Meanwhile Nuno has not spoken to Kane since he was appointed as replacement for Jose Mourinho.
And if these fresh claims are true, then he could be waiting a while for that discussion.
Nuno said: “Harry is our player, period. No need to talk about anything else.
“Now is the moment for Harry to recover his energy, to rest. When he comes again, we will have time to speak.
GOOD TO TALK
“We will have good conversations, but now is the moment for Harry to rest and to prepare for what’s coming.
“And I’m looking forward to him joining the group and starting working together.
“I didn’t speak to any of the players in the national teams, no one. Because I believe if I was on the other side, it would be disrespectful.
“I think the players in the national team should be focused on the national team.”
“He has a hard job to do, totally committed to the national team, obviously, so this is why I decided not to speak to any of them.
“I will speak when they arrive. This is the right moment in our own building, face to face, sitting down and to prepare our future together.
“Harry’s one of the best footballers in the world, and he’s a Tottenham player.”
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Asked whether Levy had told him Kane would not be sold, Nuno replied: “All the conversations that we had, all the squad are available, and we have a lot of good players I can count on. And I’m counting on each and every one of them.
“I had a lot of meetings, we spoke about a lot of things, But one thing is for sure: what we speak about between us stays between us.
“What I can say about that is Harry Kane is one of the best football players in the world and he’s with us, he’s our player, he’s Tottenham’s player. That can make us very proud.”
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