Harry Kane is not expected to return to Tottenham until he is granted the transfer that he believes he has been promised.
The 28-year-old refused to report for pre-season training on Monday over chairman Daniel Levy’s refusal to grant him a big-money transfer, with Premier League champions Manchester City keen to pay over £100m to sign him.
Kane is expected to be hit with a ‘significant fine’ for his actions, but according to The Athletic, that punishment could get even more serious as the England international has no plans to return to the club unless it is to clear out his locker.
The fines could continue but Spurs could also open up disciplinary proceedings against the striker for breach of contract if he continues to refuse to turn up to work.
Despite the mess, Spurs are not expected to bow down to Kane’s wishes. Levy has dismissed claims that he promised the England captain an exit and is sticking to his stance that Kane will not be sold to another Premier League side regardless of the money on offer.
Levy’s compromise is that he will sell Kane to any overseas team who hit his £150m asking price, but Paris Saint-Germain are the only club on the continent who could afford that and there is no indication that they are interested in signing him.
Kane wants to join City and has even spoken to a senior player at the Etihad outside of the England setup to stress his determination to link up with them before the new season gets underway.
City have already failed with a £100m bid for Kane, but they are expected to increase that proposal to £130m. Levy’s stance remains clear, however – he will not be sold to an English side and any offers under £150m will not even be considered.
It is understood that Kane’s decision to escalate things has only wound Levy up further, and the chairman is now expected to dig his heels in and work even harder to deny Kane his wish.
City, meanwhile are prepared to play the waiting game and will continue to push for Kane’s signature until the very last second of the transfer window.