Harry Kane is now expected back in Tottenham training later this week as his push for a move away from the club goes on.
The England striker no-showed training for the second day in a row on Tuesday and was initially thought to have decided that he would not return to the club until he was granted the transfer he believes he has been promised.
However, out of nowhere on Tuesday morning, we got the news that Kane is in fact planning to come back. The Evening Standard were the first to say Kane is expected back later this week, and that was quickly backed up by Matt Law, who adds that a weekend comeback could be most likely.
On Monday evening, the overwhelming feeling was that Kane would never be coming back, but it is suggested that he has had a change of heart about his short-term actions – although his desire to leave remains as strong as ever.
Interestingly, it’s noted that Kane has been unimpressed with the response to his actions. He is believed to feel as though the whole thing has been blown out of proportion, but it’s hard to see how this could have gone any other way.
One of Kane’s first actions back at the club will be crunch talks with chairman Daniel Levy, whom he believes promised to authorise a transfer this summer.
Kane asked to leave last year but was urged by Levy to give the club 12 more months to become competitive, and given that obviously didn’t happen, the striker feels he is now entitled to a big-money transfer.
Levy, however, believes he made no such promise and he is determined not to be bullied into selling his talisman, particularly when Kane still has three years remaining on his contract.
Amid all this fun, Manchester City remain determined to land Kane and the striker himself hopes to end up at the Etihad Stadium as well, but Levy has stressed that he will not sell Kane to a Premier League rival.
Should Kane enter the final two years of his contract, he would be free to appeal to FIFA to be freed of his contract, but whichever team that snapped him up for ‘free’ would still have to pay an enormous compensation fee and this is not seen as a realistic option.