Manchester City have made some sort of “breakthrough” in their attempts to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane, according to The Athletic‘s Sam Lee.
The website’s City correspondent, who was ahead of the curve when it came to Jack Grealish’s transfer, claims he has it on good authority that a deal for the England captain is now looking more likely:
“There’s been a bit of a breakthrough. According to one message I got on Sunday, there’s been a breakthrough. But what that breakthrough looks like, we’ll have to see. And even if there is something going on this week, they’ll keep it as behind-the-scenes as possible, because Spurs aren’t going to want it to blow up before Spurs play City next Sunday.”
As Lee explains, it is not clear what sort of progress has been made but it is hoped that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is now willing to come to the negotiating table.
With Chelsea having made their move for Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United are the only other team that possess the resources to sign Kane, but the Red Devils don’t seem interested in entering a bidding war with City.
It means the Citizens are expected to be the only club involved in negotiations with Tottenham for the 28-year-old, who has scored 237 goals in his senior career. Whether a deal can be thrashed out before the transfer deadline later this month, we shall have to wait and see.