Manchester City may change their approach to securing Tottenham megastar Harry Kane, and the Citizens could wait until next summer to land their man.
Kane, 27, bagged 23 goals in 35 appearances last campaign, bagging himself a third golden boot in the Premier League: his first since the 16/17 season.
However, rumours have persisted that Kane may be on his way out of Spurs this summer, with Chelsea, City, and Manchester United all interested in securing the Englishman’s signature.
Despite this, according to ESPN, City may wait until next summer – when a deal would be easier to strike – to secure Kane.
The belief in Manchester is that a deal will be hard to push over the line, with Daniel Levy valuing his star asset at more than £150 million.
The England captain also has three years left on his contract, after he put pen-to-paper on a long-term extension in December 2016.
However, Sergio Aguero – City’s long-time talisman – left the Citizens last month as he moved to Barcelona after his contract expired, and Pep Guardiola is keen to sign a new attacker before the window slams shut.
Erling Haaland also remains an option, but City are keen to avoid a bidding war and are worried the highly-touted Norwegian may encourage just that.
Should Kane move to Manchester City? Let us know in the comments section
Kane is currently on international duty with England at Euro 2020, and after topping their group they have a dance with Germany on Tuesday.
The Spurs forward has been criticised for his performance for the Three Lions, and after winning the golden boot at the 2018 World Cup, Kane is yet to find the net this summer.