Guardiola gives verdict on Man City's defeat at Tottenham
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Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has claimed Harry Kane isn’t discussing his future with teammates amid continued links with Manchester City. Kane wants to leave Tottenham for the Premier League champions, with just under two weeks remaining in the summer transfer window.
Man City are preparing a £150million offer to lure the 28-year-old away from Spurs.
The fee is expected to tempt Daniel Levy to budge from his stubborn stance on the Citizens approaches.
But the Spurs chairman will likely hold out for a higher fee in the form of add-ons pushing over the £160m mark.
The Lilywhites triumphed 1-0 over Man City in north London on Sunday, courtesy of Son Heung-min’s second-half winner.
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Speaking ahead of Spurs’ UEFA Europa Conference League play-off first leg at Pacos de Ferreira, Davies insisted he wants Kane as a teammate rather than an opponent.
He told reporters: “For sure [I don’t want to play against him]. Look, he’s one of the world’s best strikers, and we definitely want him as part of our team.
“He’s training with us now, but as far as everything else goes, it’s completely out of my hands. Of course, having him in the team is definitely better than not.
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Davies also revealed that Kane hasn’t discussed his future with teammates and has only been talking to him as a mate.
“Yeah [we’re speaking regularly], as mates more than anything else,” Davies explained.
“It’s probably a blessing when he just gets to chat to us, not about the whole business side and not about his future. There have been no real chats about what’s happening.”
Kane was absent from Nuno’s squad as Spurs beat Man City to kick start the new Premier League season at the weekend.
He didn’t even react on social media following the monumental win, further suggesting his desire to bear the blue of City himself.
Despite the big result, Davies has suggested it hasn’t changed the mood or belief among the Spurs players ahead of the rest of the campaign.
He said: “[It didn’t change the mood in the camp] really. We had our expectations going into it at the weekend, and we got a great result.
“That’s exactly what we wanted out of it. In terms of the whole season, nothing has changed in that respect. It’s a great result, but it’s about keeping that consistency up.”
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