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Man City transfer round-up: Spurs issue Harry Kane stance amid Danny Ings boost

The rumour mill is whizzing round at Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side won a third Premier League title in four years last time out, yet the Spaniard is looking to reshape his squad and go again.

European glory will be in the Citizens’ sights, having lost the Champions League final to Chelsea in May.

The Blues, along with their red cross-city rivals, will no-doubt be smelling blood after a lacklustre end to the season saw City show signs of vulnerability.

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Whether it be incomings or outgoings, this is the place to hear the latest gossip as Guardiola plots a sky blue dynasty.

Harry Kane wants to leave Tottenham this summer and Manchester City are favourites to land the England captain
Harry Kane wants to leave Tottenham this summer and Manchester City are favourites to land the England captain

Here, Mirror Football rounds up the latest transfer news from the Etihad Stadium.

Spurs issue Kane stance

Fabio Paratici, Tottenham Hotspur’s new managing director of football, has stated that the Lilywhites will do everything within their power to keep hold of City target Harry Kane this summer.

The striker, 27, is reportedly seeking a move away in the transfer window with the desire to win trophies elshere.

Paratici told Sky Italia : “Keeping him is not just my goal, it’s our goal as a club.

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“I can’t wait to watch him play live, I’ve been really lucky in the past years because I’ve watched a lot of top players and strikers, like Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez, Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuain, and many more which now I forgot about.”

The former Juventus chief added: “I haven’t heard from him yet because I don’t want to bother the players who are busy at the Euros, it doesn’t seem fair to me.

“They’re focused on their own goals with their national teams.”

This comes after French newspaper L’Equipe reported that Spurs would want £120 million for the England captain – less than the Citizens’ take-it-or-leave it offer of £100m last month.

Ings turns down contract

If City are not able to secure the services of Kane, then they may well be in with a good chance of finding an alternative for a cut-price fee.

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Danny Ings has previously been linked with a move to Manchester City
Danny Ings has previously been linked with a move to Manchester City

Southampton striker Danny Ings has reportedly rejected a lucrative contract off at St Mary’s, with his current deal expiring next summer.

The Athletic report that the Saints ‘pulled out all the stops’ and could be forced to sell Ings this window in order to recoup a fee.

In March, it was reported by numbers outlets that the Citizens were considering a bid for the former Liverpool striker, who struggled with injuries at Anfield, who would be more attainable than the likes of Kane and Erling Haaland.

Would Ings be a smart signing for City if they fail to land Kane? Comment your thoughts below.

Football Insider even claimed that a ‘concrete’ move for the 28-year-old was to be made in the ‘coming weeks’ during the spring, but it appears nothing materialised.

Netherlands interest in youngster

Dutch side Heerenveen are reportedly trying to sign a young City talent who is yet to make his Citizens debut.

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Native outlet Voetbal International say that Filip Stevanovic, who was signed in January for £7.2m and immediately loaned back to Partizan Belgrade, is the subject of strong interest from the Eredivisie outfit, with the two clubs discussing a loan deal for the youngster.

Stevanovic is said to have been in Heerenveen’s ‘sights for some time now and contact was first made ‘some time ago’

The 18-year-old Serbian has made 72 senior appearances, most notably in the Europa League but is now set to leave the capital club.

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