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Man City to consider Harry Kane bid if they fail to sign Erling Haaland

Manchester City will ‘consider’ a summer time strategy for Tottenham talisman Harry Kane this summer time if they fail to land major goal Erling Haaland of their quest for a brand new striker.

All-time high scorer Sergio Aguero will depart City when his contract expires in three months, ending his decade-long keep in Manchester and making discovering a brand new ‘number nine’ within the switch market much more essential forward of subsequent season.

City had already determined {that a} new striker is their biggest precedence this 12 months, even earlier than placing collectively any kind of provide for unsettled Barcelona famous person Lionel Messi. Reports from Spain in the present day counsel City have now accepted Messi will renew along with his present membership.

Haaland is the participant they have recognized as the best signing in that pursuit and 90min has beforehand revealed that City consider themselves favourites for the Norwegian prodigy, whose father was on the membership within the early 2000s till damage ended his profession prematurely.

City officers have been in contact with the Haaland camp because the teen’s early days enjoying in Norway, earlier than a whirlwind rise with Red Bull Salzburg and now Borussia Dortmund.

There has been a sense amongst Haaland’s suitors that, regardless of solely becoming a member of Dortmund in January 2020, he’s already ready to transfer on and take the following step in his profession. Chelsea are very , whereas Real Madrid and Manchester United are additionally keeping track of him.

A striker is City’s precedence this summer time & Haaland is their important goal | INA FASSBENDER/Getty Images

But whether or not he shall be ready to transfer on this summer time, a 12 months earlier than a €75m (£64m) launch turns into lively, has fallen into some doubt because it was rumoured that Dortmund will demand €180m (£154m) from any membership trying to sign the 20-year-old now.

Sticking rigidly to a excessive value was the identical tactic the Bundesliga aspect employed when making an attempt to stop Manchester United from signing Jadon Sancho final summer time and it labored.

If City are unable to sign Haaland this summer time, they are already interested by alternate options and The Times experiences that the English champions elect would then consider an strategy for Kane.

The Spurs star leads the Premier League in each targets (17) and assists (13) this season. And whereas he’s seven years older than Haaland and can’t provide the identical long-term funding, Kane is already a confirmed Premier League goalscorer.

Kane is an alternate goal for City this summer time | Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images

However, Kane won’t really come less expensive than Haaland because it has been rumoured already that Spurs would ask for £150m within the hope of scaring off potential suitors.

Kane’s future at Spurs has come into doubt in current months amid options that he has grown annoyed by the membership’s lack of silverware and lessening future prospects. The likelihood to win the Premier League has been and gone, they usually are not able to return to the Champions League closing any time quickly and have been even shocked by Dinamo Zagreb within the Europa League lately.

Kane himself has remained coy on the topic. He has refused to outright focus on it however has equally skirted across the subject of doubtless transferring on and hasn’t dominated something out.

“I think that’s a hard question to answer right now,” he stated final weekend.

Kane has refused to take into consideration his future till after Euro 2020 | Mattia Ozbot/Getty Images

“It’s important that all my focus is on the England games coming up now and the rest of the season with Spurs and then the Euros. To be thinking about speculation or rumours would be damaging in terms of my own performance.

“I always like to be focused on one goal and one job and that’s to finish strong with Spurs, win these qualifiers with England and hopefully go on and have a great Euros. I try to stay out of that speculation as much as possible. I’m fully focused on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer and then we’ll see where we go from there.”

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