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Harry Kane

Harry Kane set to miss the start of the Premier League season

Max Cooper
Kane will miss the start of the new season
Kane will miss the start of the new season / Carl Recine - Pool/Getty Images
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Harry Kane won't feature in Tottenham's clash with Manchester City on the opening day of the Premier League season as he will have to complete a period of isolation after his holiday before returning to training.

The 28-year-old starred as England reached the final of Euro 2020, where they suffered penalty shootout heartbreak at the hands of Italy.

Harry Kane
Kane has been granted some time off after the Euros / GES-Sportfoto/Getty Images

He has since failed to return to training, straining relations with Tottenham as he tries to force a move away from the club, with Manchester City known to be particularly keen. The Telegraph report Kane has spent another day in Florida on his way back from his family's trip to the Bahamas, meaning he won't have featured in any pre-season games and trained for less than a week before Spurs host City on August 15.

City will ramp up their interest in Kane once they've completed the signing of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, though Tottenham and chairman Daniel Levy remain adamant he will not be leaving this summer.

A summer of speculation has followed Kane throughout Euro 2020 after he admitted in an interview with Gary Neville that he needs to discuss his Spurs future with Levy in his pursuit for trophies.

Spurs' embarrassing managerial hunt and eventual appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo will have done little to change his mind over a possible transfer, with the north London side still picking up the pieces from Jose Mourinho's disastrous tenure.

Premier League champions Man City are confident they can secure Kane's services in a deal that would likely be north of £100m.

Kane is desperate to win silverware in his career, both as an individual and as part of a team, and he'd prefer to stay in England to do so, making the Etihad Stadium the best possible destination for his ambitions.

He is already on the road to becoming England's top scorer, while he'll also have an eye on Alan Shearer's all-time Premier League record.

When the fixture list was drawn, many thought Kane's first match would be against his boyhood team with Man City, but this latest news means we will not be seeing the forward in either jersey for the season opener.

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