Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has accused Manchester City of tapping up Harry Kane this summer.

The England captain remains trophyless at Spurs, despite coming close on a few occasions, and he wants to leave his boyhood club this summer in search of silverware.

Premier League champions Man City seem to be the only club in the hunt for Kane currently with the striker’s options limited.

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly looking for a deal in excess of £160m if he’s to sell Kane this summer with City only ready to pay around £100m.

Kane insisted on Friday that he never refused to train at Tottenham after failing to turn up last Monday for pre-season tests.

He tweeted: “It’s almost 10 years since I made my Spurs debut. For every one of those years, you – the fans – have shown me total love and support.

“That’s why it hurts to read some of the comments this week, questioning my professionalism.

“While I won’t go into the specifics of the situation, I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train. I will be returning to the club tomorrow, as planned.

“I wouldn’t do anything to jeopardise the relationship with the fans who have given me such unwavering support during my time with the club. This has always been the case as it is today. Harry.”

And Robinson – who made 175 appearances for Tottenham – thinks failure to move this summer puts Kane in “an extremely difficult situation” at Spurs.

Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson said: “Without a doubt, he has been tapped up by Man City.

“There is talk of this gentleman’s agreement but nothing has been done, nothing has been signed and nothing is official. Even in a gentleman’s agreement, people are entitled to change their mind.

“It is hard to keep an unhappy footballer at a football club, we have seen that time and time again over the years.

“There is a way of going about business though so it is a good job he is going to be back in training because if he didn’t he would just keep getting fined and fined until it was resolved.

“If this transfer doesn’t go through it is going to be an extremely difficult situation for Harry Kane.”


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