Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has reportedly told new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo he needs to build his new-look side around Harry Kane this summer, and that the forward will not be sold despite interest from Manchester City.
Kane continues to be linked with a move away from north London this summer.
The 27-year-old still has three years to run on his contract at Tottenham, but is believed to have told the club he wants out.
City are eager to sign him, with reports suggesting they’ve already tabled a bid in the region of £100million – with additional players included to keep the costs down.
However, Levy is adamant he won’t sell his star man, and is even more reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival.
Spurs are currently going through a rebuild following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, with Santo being officially unveiled as their new head coach last week.
And the new boss is said to have been given assurances that Kane will be a part of the squad for next season.
The Sun claims Levy has told Santo to build his team for next season around the England captain, and that Spurs have slapped an asking price of £150m on the forward.
Kane, who is currently away on international duty, is set to return to north London following the conclusion of England’s involvement in Euro 2020, and is set to discuss his plans with the club then.
Kane was asked earlier in the week about Santo’s appointment but was seemingly unwilling to give much away, instead choosing to shift the focus back on the national team.
He said: “Whenever a new manager comes in, I guess there’s a level of excitement around the club.
“Obviously I’ve not been there and not had any contact with him. I’m away with England now and my full focus is on here. Hopefully, we’ve got a week left.
“He’s a great manager and did a great job at Wolves and got them playing a really good way.”
Author: Daniel Blackham
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