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Tottenham have insisted they won't sell star striker Kane this summer

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The future of Harry Kane is one of the big talking points ahead of the new Premier League season (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

The future of Harry Kane is one of the big talking points ahead of the new Premier League season (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

The future of Harry Kane is one of the big talking points ahead of the new Premier League season (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

Harry Kane has failed to show up for training at Tottenham, as he continues to push to seal a move to Manchester City.

The England captain was due to report for training at the club's Hotspur Way training complex on Monday morning, after he was given an extended summer break following his involvement in the Euro 2020 finals.

New Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo was set to hold talks with Kane over his future, but it appears the club's leading goal scorer is prepared to make a stand as he looks to leave he club.

Sources close to Kane have suggested the striker feels he has a gentleman's agreement with Tottenham that will allow him to leave this summer if Manchester City can agree a fee with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

Yet Tottenham have continued to make it clear that they will not consider selling Kane this summer under an circumstances.

Now former Tottenham winger Chris Waddle has told sundayworld.com that Spurs should demand a fee of £150m from Manchester City for Kane, as he suggests their deal to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for £100m has set a value for Kane.

"I understand his frustration," Waddle told us, speaking to sundayworld.com as a VO5 ambassador. "It's alright setting personal targets and achieving them, but he is England captain and wants to win medals. At some point in your career, you look at it and say I was top scorer and got the golden boot and then they'll say what did you win?

"At the moment he can say he got to the final of a Champions League and a League Cup and we never won it. At the minute, he might be record goal scorer for England and that will be great achievement, but he would want to be part of a team that wins trophies.

"I left Tottenham (in 1989) and went to Marseille and we won the league three years running and got to the Champions League final, French Cup Finals. You want to look back in your career and say I've been part of a team which won something.

"Harry's just turned 28 and he looking and thinking the next four to five seasons are the opportunity for me to win something.

"Tottenham have not really pushed the boat out by making signings that you think they could win the league and Tottenham have always been a selling club.

"Daniel Levy is shrewd in the business side and he will dig his heels in. We don't want to see it go ugly and Harry Kane downing tools and refusing to play, so hopefully they can sit down and sort it out.

"But Daniel Levy will ask for a lot of money and rightly so. When you look at the market, if you are talking £100m for Jack Grealish, you have to put another £50m on that for Harry Kane.

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"I thought the Grealish deal was done before the Euros. I can see that one going through, but we wait and see what happens with Kane.

"What Tottenham will say is we want cash, simple as. Give us the £150million, take it or leave it."

Waddle believes Kane would score goals aplenty in Man City's team, as he suggests the striker is perfect for Pep Guardiola's side.

"He's a good football, an intelligent footballer, the type of No.9 Man City are looking for ," he added. "If you have Grealish on one side and Kevin De Bruyne, Kane will look at that and think he would get amazing service and probably score 40 to 50 goals a season. Let's see if they can sort it out."

VO5 has announced it is the first ever ‘mane sponsor’ of a Regular Joe footie team, the Stocksbridge Steels F.C. for its ‘if you got hair, care’ campaign.

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