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mega money Manchester City make their move for Harry Kane but Tottenham's stance is clear

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Spurs have yet to appoint a new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho. (Glyn Kirk/Pool Photo via AP)

Spurs have yet to appoint a new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho. (Glyn Kirk/Pool Photo via AP)

Spurs have yet to appoint a new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho. (Glyn Kirk/Pool Photo via AP)

Manchester City have made their move to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane, but one big obstacle is likely to block this deal.

The initial offer is believed to be for £100million, which would shatter City's current transfer record and make Kane the most expensive signing in Premier League history.

Kane made it clear last month via his advisers that he has decided the time is right for him to move on from Tottenham in a bid to play for a team that can challenge for major trophies.

Manchester City are believed to be his preferred team, but it seems increasingly unlikely that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will sanction the exit of Kane.

Levy is currently embroiled in what has become an embarrassing push to recruit a new manager, with a host of targets rejecting the offer to move to Spurs.

Now the offer for Kane has further muddied his waters, with the 27-year-old's desire to leave unlikely to affect Levy's determination not to sell.

Sources close to Tottenham have told sundayworld.com that they have no intention of selling Kane this summer for any price, with that stance unlikely to be changed by City's first bid.

City are believed to have offered the prospect of Spurs signing some of their players as part of the deal, with Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus among the players mentioned.

Yet Sterling earns substantially more than Tottenham's top earner Kane and would need to take a pay-cut to move to a club unlikely to challenge for trophies next season, which seems highly unlikely.

Kane may have to make a public declaration that he wants to leave Tottenham to force through a move, but even that might not be enough to encourage Levy to sell in a summer when his own credibility is at rock bottom with Spurs fans amid the farcical managerial search.

Meanwhile, England manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed Kane will captain England in Tuesday night's Euro 2020 Group D game against the Czech Republic, despite his poor form in the opening two matches of the tournament.

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