Reports on Friday suggest that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has agreed to let striker Harry Kane leave the club for Premier League rivals Manchester City in a £160million deal.
The England captain, who has been linked with a move away from Spurs, is expected to join Pep Guardiola’s side on £400,000 a week, according to The Sun.
The paper reports that Tottenham have backed down and told Kane he can leave, with City front of the queue.
They claim that he will join City for a mouthwatering £160m and has ‘shaken hands’ on personal terms including £400,000-per-week wages with a source saying: “Harry is delighted. He never wanted to leave on bad terms. ”
Kane allegedly told of his joy at his pending £160million Man City move while best man at his brother’s wedding.
Elder sibling Charlie is the England skipper’s agent and the good news was shared with family and friends at last Sunday’s nuptials.
The 28-year-old put in a transfer request earlier this summer following Spurs’ failure to win a trophy after losing to City in April’s League Cup Final.
The mega-move could aslo see Gabriel Jesus heading in the opposite direction – although it’s not clear whether that would be part of the deal to bring the price down, or as a separate deal to earn some of the fee back.
However, Bernardo Silva seems the most likely player to leave after the player apparently expressed a desire to play in Spain, and felt a move could have happened last summer.
As well as splashing out on Kane, it’s also rumored that City are moving closer to a deal for Jack Grealish as well with Football Insider claiming the club have offered Grealish a ‘huge’ deal, which the Villa man has accepted.
They say City will offer £90m for Grealish, and that any deal is still far from completion, but the agreeing of terms is a ‘significant hurdle’ to overcome.
Pogba set for Old Trafford departure
Paul Pogba appears to be heading closer to an exit from Old Trafford with The Mirror reporting the France midfielder has rejected an offer of £350,000-a-week to stay at Manchester United.
And with the club not willing to let him leave for free when his contract ends in a year it is thought they will sell the 28-year-old to Paris St Germain this summer.
The paper claims that Pogba’s unwillingness to sign a new deal has forced United to look at selling their club-record £89million signing – or risk losing him for nothing next summer.
Paris St Germain are ready to pay £45m for Pogba, who has one year left on his current United contract, but has turned down the offer of a £350,000-a-week deal.
United wanted to tie Pogba, 28, down to a new long-term deal and were prepared to offer him a huge pay hike on his existing £250,000-a-week deal, but the World Cup winner and his agent, Mino Raiola, have apparently snubbed the offer in a bid to force through the move to PSG.
However, United are also not prepared to let Pogba go on the cheap and are only willing to sanction his sale if their £50m valuation is met.
Bye, Bye Bellerin?
On Thursday night The Telegraph reported that Hector Bellerin is now ready for a new challenge and could leave Arsenal this summer.
The 26-year-old has only played at senior club level for the Gunners – barring a short loan at Watford – though could soon be set to head to pastures new.
But the paper adds his club have yet to receive an official bid for the Spain right-back, following interest last summer from Bayer Leverkusen and LaLiga sides in the January transfer window.
Meanwhile, The Telegraph also claims that Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero has attracted the interest of Chelsea.
The 34-year-old is a free agent after his contract with Manchester United ended and the paper says the Blues are still searching for a stopper to back up Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.