Harry Kane will be available for Spurs against Man City, says Nuno
Amid speculation of a move to Manchester City, Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo has suggested Harry Kane could feature in Sunday's opener.
Harry Kane will be available for Tottenham in their Premier League opener against Manchester City on Sunday, manager Nuno Espirito Santo said today.
Kane is quarantining at the club's training ground following his return at the weekend, despite initial reports he had boycotted pre-season amid growing speculation of a move away. City, Spurs' first opponents of the new campaign, were reported to have tabled a £100million bid for the forward that was rejected, though the reigning Premier League champions remain interested.
On Monday, Nuno was due to hold talks with the England captain, whose 23 goals last season secured his third top-flight Golden Boot award, before he suggested Kane could play a part against Pep Guardiola's men. Asked about players' availability for the City game, Nuno told Sky Sports: "All the players in the squad that work on a daily basis will be options for us, then it is up to us to decide."
Pushed further for an update on Kane, the former Wolves manager repeated his answer almost word for word, adding that Spurs would consider the "best options" from the squad.
Kane to return to training this week
After playing an integral role in England's Euro 2020 final run, Kane will be able to train from Thursday with the Tottenham squad – though that time scale may leave his fitness in doubt for Sunday's opener.
Guardiola has been unrelenting in his pursuit of the striker, reiterating his interest in the player last Friday despite already signing Jack Grealish for a record-breaking £100m fee. Whether Kane will join Grealish as a City player by the end of the transfer window remains to be seen, but Nuno will hope his talisman can kick-start his side's campaign with a win.
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