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stand-off Harry Kane may play against Manchester City this weekend as he pushes for a move


Harry Kane is set to line out for Spurs against his club of choice Manchester City on Sunday

Harry Kane is set to line out for Spurs against his club of choice Manchester City on Sunday

Harry Kane is set to line out for Spurs against his club of choice Manchester City on Sunday

Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo has said Harry Kane could play in his side’s Premier League opener against Manchester City on Sunday.

The striker has been heavily linked with a move to champions City all summer and speculation increased last week when the 28-year-old did not report for pre-season testing and training.

Kane has denied that he refused to train and issued a statement saying he had planned to return on Saturday.

He is now isolating at the club’s training complex following a holiday abroad, with his quarantine due to end on Thursday.

Nuno said: “All the players that are in the squad are available. Then it is up to us to decide, we can see the best options.”

Asked to clarify if that included Kane, he said: “All the players that are in the squad that work on a daily basis will be options for us.”

Kane is believed to have told Spurs he wishes to leave, while City manager Pep Guardiola last week admitted the champions were “very interested” in the player.

Spurs, however, are reluctant to sell a player they, reportedly, value at £160million (€190m) and is contracted for a further three years.

Nuno says talks will be held with Kane to determine the way forward.

He said: “First of all, we have to speak about what is going to happen and, after that, we will hope to solve all the situations.

“We have to solve it together, everybody involved has to solve it together, speaking, having a nice conversation and putting our opinions. Everybody together.”

Nuno has also confirmed that midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who has not been involved in pre-season, is not injured.

Meanwhile, Liverpool defender Andy Robertson insists his injury is “nothing too major” but ankle ligament damage will rule him out of the Premier League opener at Norwich.

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The Scotland international had to be helped off the pitch in Sunday’s friendly with Athletic Bilbao and further assessment has revealed a problem which will prevent his involvement this weekend.

“Scan suggests nothing too major but there’s some ligament damage which will need to mend,” he wrote on Twitter. “I will be grafting every day so I can help the team again sooner rather than later.”

His injury makes it increasingly likely Kostas Tsimikas, who managed just six Premier League minutes in his maiden campaign for the Reds last season, will make his first league start at Carrow Road.

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