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Kane a target for Tuchel -Man United and Man City also interested in signing him

FOOTBALL By Mirror | June 1st 2021
Tottenham's Harry Kane, left is dejected after missing an opportunity to score during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.(AP)

Manchester City are reportedly willing to offer Tottenham Hotspur two players in a part-exchange deal for Harry Kane this summer.

Kane is pushing to leave Tottenham and City, Chelsea and Manchester United are all interested in signing him.

However, according to a report from the Sun, City are so determined to beat their rivals to Kane's signature that they are set to offer both Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus to Spurs.

The report states that Spurs chief Daniel Levy has set Kane's asking price at £150m and City are hopeful that offering Sterling and Jesus will 'offset some of that fee'.

City boss Pep Guardiola has already hinted that a number of players could leave the club this summer, saying: "There are players that accept one typical situation in the team and there are other ones that don’t accept it.

"When they don’t accept sometimes not playing, you can sustain that for one season — a short period — but not for a long period.

September 8, 2018 England's Harry Kane poses with the FIFA golden boot trophy before the match Action Images via [Reuters]

Sterling has struggled at times this season, failing to score 20 goals in all competitions for the first time in three years.

Jesus, meanwhile, returned his lowest goals tally in a full season for City this year, netting 14 goals in all competitions.

City's chief operating officer Omar Berrada was recently asked about the club's potential summer transfer business and he said: "We’re looking at areas where we can potentially improve the squad.

"But if you look at the performance of the team and everything they have done this year, it’s not that there is significant investment that we need to make.

"Perhaps we will look at the striker position because we have a legend like Sergio Aguero leaving. When the season ends, we will sit down and look at what we want to do in the transfer window.

"Replacing Sergio is a very difficult task if not impossible. If you look at Sergio and his contribution to the team since he's joined us have been absolutely phenomenal.

"Arguably, maybe he is the best striker in Premier League history if you look at the number of goals per minutes played.

"He is going to be sorely missed and we wish him the best for the rest of his career. He's a legend for this club.

"What he has done, along the likes of Vincent Kompany, David Silva and many others who have been with us for so many years, it's almost impossible to replace him.

"Now it's up to our football director Txiki Begiristain to work with Pep and his coaching staff to bring somebody who can contribute to that striker position specifically.

"We will see what opportunities are available in the market and whether it makes sense for us as a club to invest in that kind of a player."

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