Paper Talk: Levy all ears as Guardiola willing to lose prized asset, £70m for Kane

Date published: Sunday 30th May 2021 8:50 - Jonny Whitfield

Daniel Levy has an idea in mind for getting a stellar deal for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, while Aston Villa eye a double Chelsea swoop – both in all the latest Paper Talk.

TOTTENHAM SWAP COULD SEE KANE LEAVE

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would be willing to listen if Manchester City offered £70million and a prized attacker for Harry Kane, according to a report.

Spurs head into the summer transfer window with a big enough job trying to find a new manager. However, the future of their star striker has complicated things further amid reports that he wants to leave. In fact, he has reportedly told his club that he wants to move to another Premier League side.

Given his price tag, that new club will likely be City, Manchester United or Chelsea. Nevertheless, Levy has proved a difficult man to negotiate with and he will want as good a deal as possible to see Kane transfer to a rival.

According to the Daily Star Sunday, Levy would be tempted by an offer of Gabriel Jesus – who is valued at £70million – and a similar amount on top for Kane.

City boss Guardiola would be ‘reluctant’ to lose Jesus. However, he would accept his departure as an easier way to get the England captain.

Guardiola would prefer to let centre-back Nathan Ake go, but Spurs would be better off getting Jesus as a direct replacement for their star man.

Kane admitted in a recent interview with Gary Neville that he would love to link up with City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.

However, pundit Stan Collymore has claimed that Chelsea’s Champions League triumph has put them in the driving seat for the striker.

Kane enjoyed another strong season, winning the Golden Boot while also notching the most Premier League assists.

He will look to cap it all off with a strong run at Euro 2020, but Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate says that he does not expect his players to seal transfers during the tournament.


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AND THE REST FROM PAPER TALK

Mason Mount Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori in Chelsea training

Aston Villa are plotting a double transfer swoop on Chelsea for Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. (Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester United are not anticipating a summer raid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane. Instead, they want to sign Jadon Sancho and wait 12 months to sign Erling Haaland. (Mail on Sunday)

Although, Cristiano Ronaldo is prioritising a shock return to Old Trafford after becoming frustrated at Juventus. (Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid are close to bringing in acclaimed sporting director Luis Campos with a view to trying to sign Kylian Mbappe. (Mail on Sunday)

CEBALLOS WANTS MADRID RETURN

Meanwhile, Arsenal loanee Dani Ceballos says that he will return to Madrid and does not want another loan spell. (Mail on Sunday)

Watford are considering a move for Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah. The England Under-21 international has also been linked with Brighton. (Sunday Mirror)

Roy Hodgson is on the shortlist for West Brom as they look to replace departing manager Sam Allardyce. (Sunday Mirror)

LEEDS SHELVE TRANSFER RAID

James Milner, Harry Wilson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Liverpool celeb

Leeds United have no plans to reignite their interest in Liverpool winger Harry Wilson. The Cardiff loanee is a long-term target for the Whites, but they will move on to other deals. (Football Insider)

Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has confirmed that he is leaving the club for Barcelona. (Sun on Sunday)

Burnley are planning a £10million raid on Nottingham Forest for centre-back Joe Worrall. (Sun on Sunday)

BRIGHTON CHIEF MAKES ADMISSION

Yves Bissouma, Brighton midfielder

Brighton chairman Tony Bloom admits that he could lose Arsenal and Liverpool-linked midfielder Yves Bissouma this summer. (The Athletic)

Celtic want to get manager Ange Postecoglou in next week. Indeed, they are going after the Greek-Australian coach after losing out on Eddie Howe. (Sunday Mail)

However, Celtic could lose Ryan Christie, with Southampton eyeing up a bargain raid. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)

The Saints are also ready to make a fresh bid for Everton midfielder Tom Davies. (Football Insider)

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