Manchester City are reportedly prepared to offer both Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus to Tottenham as they look to secure a deal for Harry Kane.
As reported by The Sun, City are determined to beat Manchester United and Chelsea to the signing of the England captain.
Kane, who informed Tottenham of his desire to leave in order to win trophies, is valued at around £150million.
City hope that by including Sterling and Jesus as part of the deal they would be able to bring the overall fee down.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reluctant to sell Kane and is looking to bring back former manager Mauricio Pochettino in an attempt to persuade the 27-year-old to stay.
However, it is still possible that Kane could depart, with City the club that he would most like to join given his desire to play with Kevin De Bruyne.
Sterling has enjoyed much success during his City career but struggled at times this season despite scoring 14 goals.
Jesus, meanwhile, also scored 14 times this campaign, although he isn’t guaranteed a regular place in the starting lineup for City, especially given Pep Guardiola’s tendency to often field a side without a recognised striker.
Man City Handed Major Harry Kane Boost as Tottenham.
Manchester City have been handed a boost in their planned pursuit of Tottenham striker Harry Kane, as new information reveals the Englishman’s stance should one particular managerial candidate come to fruition.
The London club are continuing their search of a new head coach, after the sacking of Jose Mourinho left Tottenham with Ryan Mason overseeing the final few games of the season – including a showpiece Carabao Cup final in which they lost to Manchester City.
However, in recent days, there has been growing reports of a possible interest in bringing Mauricio Pochettino back to the club – after his dismissal not too many months ago.
As a result of the interest in the Argentine coach, many supporters have been left curious as to whether any appointment of Pochettino could sway star striker Harry Kane and keep him at the club for at least an additional season.
According to the latest information from the Times on Monday afternoon, Tottenham’s star forward Harry Kane would ‘not be convinced‘ to remain at the club this summer, even if attempts to reappoint Mauricio Pochettino are successful.
While it is explained that the England captain ‘admires‘ Pochettino as a manager and wanted to win trophies at his boyhood club, the Times reveals that Harry Kane believes Tottenham would still require significant investment to compete for the big trophies, through the addition of players they are unable to afford.
Understandably, Manchester City are heavily credited with an interest in the 27 year-old forward, who came away from the 2020/2021 Premier League season with both the Golden Boot and Playmaker awards.