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    Harry KaneKane has scored 221 goals for Tottenham, which puts him second on their all-time goalscorers list behind Jimmy Greaves

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane says he has "never refused to train" and will return to the club on Saturday as planned.

    Kane, who has been on an extended holiday after Euro 2020, did not turn up as scheduled on Monday for his coronavirus tests.

    Manchester City are keen to sign the England captain.

    The 28-year-old believes he has a gentleman's agreement with chairman Daniel Levy to leave Spurs this summer.

    He says that he has been "hurt" by comments this week that questioned his 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," he wrote on Twitter.external-link

    "I wouldn't do anything to jeopardise the relationship I have 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."

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed the club's interest in Kane, but they are not thought to be willing to meet Spurs' £160m valuation.

    New Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo says he has yet to speak to the striker since his arrival at the club last month.

    Kane, who joined Tottenham at the age of 11, has three years remaining on the six-year deal he signed in 2018.

    He scored 23 top-flight goals last season to claim the Premier League Golden Boot for a third time, having previously won the award in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

    He also has 221 Tottenham goals to his name, which puts him second on their all-time goalscorers' list behind Jimmy Greaves, who scored 266 times for the club between 1961 and 1970.

    Tottenham open their Premier League campaign with a home game against Manchester City on Sunday, 15 August.

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    • A

      Comment posted by Aequitas, today at 17:48

      Why wait a week to tell us Harry, when you’re normally very active on Twitter?

      100% refused to train, but now the move to City is dead in the water he wants to rewrite the narrative.54077

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        Reply posted by SamB, today at 17:52

        "Why wait a week to tell us Harry, when you’re normally very active on Twitter?100% refused to train, but now the move to City is dead in the water he wants to rewrite the narrative."SamB replied: “I will be returning to the club tomorrow as planned”

        Funny how your club said you were planned to return on Monday Harry…29836

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      Comment posted by jdblues, today at 17:46

      Backtracking now his transfer to Man City unlikely to happen!33631

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        Reply posted by SamB, today at 17:53

        "Backtracking now his transfer to Man City unlikely to happen!"SamB replied: He’s literally had 4 days to address this and waits till after City spend their budget on Grealish. He’s clearly chatting ****

        His comment “I won’t go into the specifics” can be translated as “I literally can’t think of any realistic excuse to come up with”25833

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    • I

      Comment posted by Ibrox Baby, today at 17:48

      i thought he was at the olympics with sterling….so who the heck won the diving then for GB39898

      • D

        Reply posted by dobbo, today at 18:02

        "i thought he was at the olympics with sterling….so who the heck won the diving then for GB"dobbo replied: nice one!!8755

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      Comment posted by LuThe, today at 17:52

      Tail being swiftly withdrawn and placed between legs.

      Pep’s “we can do nothing if Spurs refuse to negotiate” suggests they will do nothing.

      Chances of Levy compromising on transfer fee? Around nil, nada, zilch.

      Any loss of form or under performance by Kane will now be perceived as lack of commitment / head turned.

      This is going to get Messi. Errr…messy.21919

      • P

        Reply posted by pthp, today at 18:16

        "Tail being swiftly withdrawn and placed between legs.Pep’s “we can do nothing if Spurs refuse to negotiate” suggests they will do nothing.Chances of Levy compromising on transfer fee? Around nil, nada, zilch.Any loss of form or under performance by Kane will now be perceived as lack of commitment / head turned.This is going to get Messi. Errr…messy."pthp replied: i see what you did there …. ;-)2916

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      Comment posted by UTC, today at 18:00

      Oh Harry, so close to a trophy and you go all Spursy!!!21416

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        Reply posted by tentpeg, today at 18:29

        "Oh Harry, so close to a trophy and you go all Spursy!!!"tentpeg replied: That wins the internet today!!!4540

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      Comment posted by Mace, today at 17:47

      If that was the case, I’m surprised he didn’t feel to set the record straight on Monday when the accusation was first made? Seems a bit odd he waited until the end of the week to say anything to the contrary.16716

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        Reply posted by SamB, today at 17:53

        "If that was the case, I’m surprised he didn’t feel to set the record straight on Monday when the accusation was first made? Seems a bit odd he waited until the end of the week to say anything to the contrary."SamB replied: Waited till after City splurged their budget on Grealish…..12512

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      Comment posted by Camel Valley, today at 17:50

      gentlemans agreement is not worth the scrap of paper its not written on! piffle!10410

      • R

        Reply posted by rooster booster, today at 17:53

        "gentlemans agreement is not worth the scrap of paper its not written on! piffle!"rooster booster replied: piffle indeed.harry is full of piff3729

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    • E

      Comment posted by eggymooo, today at 18:19

      Harry has announced that he’ll be working from home this season…922

      • M

        Reply posted by Mayooran Shan, today at 18:48

        "Harry has announced that he’ll be working from home this season…"Mayooran Shan replied: Best ever comment1411

    • L

      Comment posted by Laffmetitsoff, today at 18:14

      Kane…
      “I wouldn’t do anything to jeopardise the relationship I have with the fans who have given me such unwavering support during my time with the club”.

      What, like wanting a big money move to City you mean.?9810

      • S

        Reply posted by SR from EG, today at 19:49

        "Kane…”I wouldn’t do anything to jeopardise the relationship I have with the fans who have given me such unwavering support during my time with the club”.What, like wanting a big money move to City you mean.?"SR from EG replied: No a trophy hoping transfer when you earn so much what’s the point he wants trophies!!!53

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      Comment posted by Andy, today at 17:53

      Whilst I realise Harry is a home grown talent, the problem with Levy’s tactics of being a tough negotiator is that you can be too tough. I wonder how many players have looked at Spurs and thought “If I go there and do well I’ll never get out”10216

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        Reply posted by jayums, today at 17:57

        "Whilst I realise Harry is a home grown talent, the problem with Levy’s tactics of being a tough negotiator is that you can be too tough. I wonder how many players have looked at Spurs and thought “If I go there and do well I’ll never get out”"jayums replied: Or just don’t sign renew a contract extension a year before you decide you want to leave. Or include a buyout clause like Grealish.1292

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      Comment posted by save the UK, today at 17:51

      Another overpaid footballer who seems to think he is bigger than the club, previous comments spot on, why take so long to make a statement about not turning up!11835

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        Reply posted by BertiefulSouth, today at 17:57

        "Another overpaid footballer who seems to think he is bigger than the club, previous comments spot on, why take so long to make a statement about not turning up!"BertiefulSouth replied: Kane is bigger than Spurs tbf13153

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      Comment posted by Border Collie, today at 17:50

      Kane now realises there will not be a move to City. The empty trophy cabinet continues….🤣10627

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        Reply posted by LuThe, today at 18:10

        "Kane now realises there will not be a move to City. The empty trophy cabinet continues….🤣"LuThe replied: The Audi Trophy isn’t nothing!

        You’d get at least a fiver on ebay for a medal from it.4510

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      Comment posted by Pedro, today at 17:47

      Put a transfer request in writing like they used to do. You won’t because you want more money. 🤑🤑🤑9722

      • K

        Reply posted by Kings Cross Bear, today at 18:00

        "Put a transfer request in writing like they used to do. You won’t because you want more money. 🤑🤑🤑"Kings Cross Bear replied: He won’t because he would be in breach of contract. He would be sued for millions.1276

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      Comment posted by Waldor, today at 17:48

      I’m fairly sure Spurs would have made a similar statement well before now if that was true.728

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        Reply posted by Forza Italia, today at 19:01

        "I’m fairly sure Spurs would have made a similar statement well before now if that was true."Forza Italia replied: I suspect Kane will have a bad season at Spurs and be sold at the end of it.218

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      Comment posted by cojomo, today at 17:52

      Spurs need to offload him. He ain’t 100% committed.7110

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        Reply posted by Steve macauley, today at 17:54

        "Spurs need to offload him. He ain’t 100% committed."Steve macauley replied: If city have Kane league over by Xmas if not Easter as usuall3535

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      Comment posted by nigel , today at 17:51

      It seems a bit late to put the record straight

      Looks like he will be at Spurs next season – he signed the contract !648

      • K

        Reply posted by KLOPP OUT, today at 18:23

        "It seems a bit late to put the record straight Looks like he will be at Spurs next season – he signed the contract !"KLOPP OUT replied: You can cancel a contract, actually. 🧑‍⚖️

        We’ll cancel Klopps this season. 👋1682

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      Comment posted by petfenn, today at 17:51

      He knows City won’t pay £150m so he’s trying to get back into everyone’s good book now
      He’s going to look very silly if Levy doesn’t come to an arrangement with any clubs now6012

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        Reply posted by SamT , today at 18:43

        "He knows City won’t pay £150m so he’s trying to get back into everyone’s good book now He’s going to look very silly if Levy doesn’t come to an arrangement with any clubs now"SamT replied: He should see out his contract and take up golf. It worked for someone else…344

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      Comment posted by dave, today at 18:09

      He’s one of our own, he’s one of our own, hed rather play for city, he’s one of our own.529

      • W

        Reply posted by Wifinot, today at 18:21

        "He’s one of our own, he’s one of our own, hed rather play for city, he’s one of our own."Wifinot replied: 😂😂84

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      Comment posted by cavanman21, today at 17:54

      Little bit late Harry I’m sure everyone will see it for what it is. That you’ve realised the chance of joining City are between Nought and Zero.498

      • L

        Reply posted by les, today at 20:39

        "Little bit late Harry I’m sure everyone will see it for what it is. That you’ve realised the chance of joining City are between Nought and Zero."les replied: ……you mean slim and none ….and slim’s just left town !41

    • R

      Comment posted by RYAN1994, today at 17:46

      Can’t help but think he’s so green with Grealish making that move 😂5414

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