Tottenham Hotspur head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed that Harry Kane will be available for Sunday’s Premier League season opener against Manchester City.

Speculation over Kane’s future has been intense this transfer window, with a big-money move to City being spoken about all summer.

It had been reported last week that the England captain had not turned up for Tottenham training, which the 28-year-old denied in a 116-word statement.

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Kane held talks with Nuno on Monday to discuss his situation after the striker claimed that his Saturday return was “planned”.

“All the players in the squad that work on a daily basis will be options for us, then it’s up to us to decide,” the Portuguese manager told Sky Sports News when asked about Kane’s availability for the match.

Nuno also refused to criticise the 28-year-old over the timing of his return to training, saying that he prefers to try and “solve” the situation.

“First of all we have to speak,” he said. “This is going to happen today, and after that we hope to solve all the situations.

“It’s not about that (Kane’s late return), it’s about what we have to do to solve the situation – this is important.

“We have to solve it together, everybody involved has to solve it together – speaking, having a nice conversation and putting our opinions, but everybody together.”

Kane will return from isolation on Thursday. He will then have a few training sessions before Spurs get their league campaign underway against Man City.

He could be joined by Lautaro Martinez in north London if he stays.

Spurs have been in discussions with the Serie A champions over a possible transfer worth £60million.

They want the Argentina international to play alongside Kane instead of replacing him.

However, the impending sale of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea is hindering their chances, with Inter keen to keep Martinez despite their dire financial situation.

But Spurs are hopeful of pushing a deal through for the 23-year-old, who was part of Argentina’s Copa America triumph this summer.

Nuno did not want to discuss another club’s players, though.

He said: “I will not speak about any player. I will speak only about my Tottenham players, Spurs players, nothing else. Thank you.”

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