Manchester City are planning a shock move for Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane next summer, claims a report.
Head of football at German outlet Bild Christian Falk says that Pep Guardiola is looking for a replacement for Sergio Aguero and Kane is high on his wanted list.
Falk, who is usually a reliable source, reports, via the Daily Mail, that City are preparing a £90m bid for Kane, 27, who is under contract until 2024 with Spurs.
Guardiola’s City side have been somewhat toothless this term without the focal point Aguero. The Argentinian has been plagued by injuries and his contract expires next summer.
The chances of a new deal at The Etihad look unlikely and at 32 Aguero may well be looking for a move back to his native South America.
If City are looking for a goal replacement then Kane could well be the man. Kane has scored over 200 career goals and would be more than capable of coming into a City side desperate for a No. 9.
His 10 Premier League assists in 15 games prove he is more than an out-and-out forward. He has still chipped in with nine goals.
Kane has shown this season that he is more than capable of playing in a deeper role and his versatility could be a huge asset to Guardiola.ane has registered nine goals in 15 Premier League games so far together with an astonishing 10 assists.
The England skipper though has yet to win any silverware and if he can be convinced that could be on agenda with City, then a move could be possible.
Capello wants Kane at Juve
In December Former England manager Fabio Capello claimed Kane was the only player capable of filling Paulo Dybala’s boots at Juventus.
Dybala, 27, has been with the Old Lady since 2015 and is just three goals short of reaching three figures. Capped 29 times by Argentina, he can operate as a striker or an attacking midfielder.
Rumours have begun to circulate that he is looking for a new challenge after refusing to extend his deal. It was reported that the South American opted not to pen fresh terms when offered the chance last summer.
He is under contact at the Allianz Stadium until the summer of 2022. But Juve’s offer was deemed too low despite club president Andrea Agnelli putting a positive spin on proceedings.
“We see him as the captain of the future,” he told Goal earlier this month. “I know he has already received a proposal that would put him among the top 20 best-paid players in Europe. We’re looking forward to his response.”
Manchester United are one of the clubs to be linked with the former Palermo man. Reports suggest that a possible swap deal involving Paul Pogba could be on the cards.
However, Capello – a former Juve player and manager – thinks they should go down another route.
“I wouldn’t swap Dybala to get Pogba,” he said. “If I could, I’d trade him with Tottenham’s English striker Harry Kane.”