Harry Kane was already an impossible target for Chelsea, and now he’s become an impossible target for everyone else as well, including Manchester City, who were perhaps he most likely to pull off any potential deal.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Spurs have decided not to sell Harry Kane this summer at any price. City had already seen a bid worth £100m rejected, and Spurs remain confident of holding on to their marquee player, whose contract runs through 2024.
Spurs adamant Harry Kane will be denied a transfer this summerhttps://t.co/8QPs5CDB1n— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) July 8, 2021
Pep Guardiola has also lamented the situation of his team getting priced out in this case, though he’s unlikely to engender much sympathy from outside City circles.
“At the prices (quoted), we are not going to buy any strikers. It is impossible, we cannot afford it. It’s impossible.”
“All clubs are struggling financially, we are not an exception. We have Gabriel [Jesus], Ferran [Torres] who has been incredible in this position, we have young players in the academy, we play many times with a false nine.”
“I don’t know what is going to happen. Maybe we’re going to buy, but maybe we’re not going to buy a striker for next season. Today there is more chance (that) we aren’t going to buy a striker for next season.”
-Pep Guardiola; source: TV3 via MEN
Spurs have some fairly significant recent history of eventually selling big-name players — Luka Modrić, Gareth Bale, Kyle Walker, Dimitar Berbatov, Rafael van der Vaart come to mind — but for now, they do hold the upper hand with Kane.