Harry Kane has chosen not to report to Tottenham’s training ground for a second day as he tries to force a transfer to Manchester City.
Spurs decided to fine the striker for not returning from a post-Euro 2020 break on Monday but that has not changed his strategy.
Kane informed the club before the end of last season that he wanted a move and he believes he has a gentleman’s agreement that allows him to go this summer. The Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, sees things differently and does not want to sell.
The development came as Spurs closed on the signing of the centre-back Cristian Romero from Atalanta. The Italian club are poised to accept a bid from Tottenham that guarantees them €50m (£42.7m) for the Argentina international.
City have offered £100m for Kane but Spurs rejected that and it would take a substantially improved bid for Levy to consider selling the 28-year-old, who has three years on his contract. City have dismissed the notion that they would be prepared to pay £160m for Kane.
Kane was due on Monday to have Covid tests and preliminary fitness tests before being integrated back into full training. The whole squad was expected for training on Tuesday as Nuno Espírito Santo prepares for his first season as manager.
Source: The guardian