Man City may just be rethinking their plans to offer Raheem Sterling as part of a deal to try and bring Harry Kane to the club.
In what is likely to be the transfer saga of the summer, City will try and tempt Tottenham into selling their most prized asset.
Kane is believed to have told the club he wants to leave after their failure to win any silverware.
If Spurs and Daniel Levy are willing to let him go, he will not be available cheaply.
Fees of around £150million have been touted by various reports, while City are said to have made a £100million offer, in a deal that would include a player or players.
Three names mentioned were Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Aymeric Laporte.
Sterling had been a little out of form with City towards the end of the season, scoring just once in his last 16 club games.
Phil Foden had been favoured on the left and it was said he is ‘open’ to leaving the club.
City may just rethink that after seeing his blistering form for England at Euro 2020, and his partnership with Kane.
The pair have scored seven between them at the tournament, firing the Three Lions to the final at Wembley on Sunday.
The duo have looked on the same page throughout Euro 2020 and are the only two of the attackers Gareth Southgate has started in every match so far.
Sterling’s contract with Man City runs until 2023 and is said to be on around £200,000-a-week.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reported that the club are considering an extension to that deal
Speaking on the Here We Go Podcast, Romano said: “Now they are considering to extend his contract, they’ve been thinking about it since February and I think if Sterling will stay this summer, Manchester City will work on a new contract for him.
“He was one of the players that was potentially included in the Harry Kane deal with Tottenham, but Sterling has no intention of being part of any swap deal or this kind of negotiation. At the moment the situation is still quiet.”
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