Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge believes Manchester City may be having second thoughts about signing Harry Kane.
England captain Kane has made no secret of his desire to leave Tottenham Hotspur before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, with the striker growing frustrated at a lack of silverware.
Speculation that a move could be on the cards heightened when Kane, 28, was not included in Spurs’ matchday squad when they opened their campaign against City last weekend.
Reports suggest Kane has once again called on Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to stick to their gentleman’s agreement, which meant the frontman could leave if the north Londoners failed to win a trophy or finished outside the Premier League’s top four last season.
While City have lodged a £125million offer for Kane, which would be a British record transfer fee if the deal is completed, Bridge reckons City may refuse to increase their bid to Levy’s estimate.
He told Football FanCast: “City can afford him. This is 50p to them because they’re not suffering from the pandemic due to their owners.
“However, they have to look at it and ask does it look good if we spend £160million on a 28-year-old guy who gets injuries?
“They have just survived Financial Fair Play so do they go and spend that amount on one man? They’re the reasons I’m not so sure of a deal now.”