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Harry Kane has broken the silence on his absence from Tottenham’s training ground as preseason resumed for the North London outfit. Kane has been heavily linked with a switch away from Spurs with Manchester City keen on adding him as the second major English signing of the summer. City recently completed the £100 million acquisition of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa. Kane would almost cost the same if not more, according to Sky Sports.

Following his exploits with England at the Euro 2020, Kane had been on a holiday but he was not seen at Tottenham’s training ground on Monday as the pre-season tests began. Just before the Euro Championships, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy claimed that the club are under no pressure to sell Kane, who has publicly admitted that he would like to win trophies. At 28, Kane is at the peak of his powers and he has been with Spurs for more than 10 years. It is clear that the striker wants the change of scene to make the most of his stellar goalscoring skills.

The England captain claimed that he remains a professional and that he will return to Spurs’ training regime – ‘as planned’ – from Saturday. Kane said: “While I won't go into the specifics of the situation, I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train. I will be returning to the club tomorrow (Saturday), as planned.

After trying to secure several managers following the departure of Jose Mourinho, Spurs finally landed former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo. Even though Nuno overwhelmingly managed to exceed expectations at Wolves, he is yet to experience the top level of the game.

Following the departure of Sergio Aguero on a free transfer, Manchester City are keen on strengthening the forward line up. They have so far been extremely patient on Kane and it remains to be seen if the England captain’s latest comment is likely to see Pep Guardiola shift his focus elsewhere.

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