Manchester City’s pursuit of Harry Kane is doomed to fail, say bookmakers

Tottenham now odds-on to keep hold of England striker beyond the transfer window.

For the first time this summer, bookmakers believe Harry Kane will remain with Tottenham Hotspur beyond the transfer window.

Kane has been odds-on to join Manchester City since the end of the Euros - when markets on his future were opened.

The Tottenham star has made it clear throughout the off-season that he wants to leave Spurs. He revealed in an interview with Gary Neville at the start of the summer that he was ready to go, and then turned up late for training in a bid to force through a move.

Harry Kane Tottenham substitute at Wolves Aug21

It is understood City are still hoping to broker a deal for Kane - but as it stands there is no sign of Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy changing his mind.

Spurs sources have even suggested that a bid of £150million would not be enough to convince them to sell.

Planet Sport Bet have reacted and now make it 8/13 that Kane will be a Tottenham player at the end of the transfer window. That is an implied probability of almost 62%.

In what is now a two-horse race, a move to City is rated at evens.

Planet Sport Bet spokesperson Scott Allen said the updated odds will be music to the ears of chairman Daniel Levy.

"Daniel Levy was adamant there would be no way out for Kane this summer and despite the manoeuvring behind the scenes from Kane's camp, it looks like he has won this battle," said Allen.

"Manchester City look set to look elsewhere now. But having devoted so much time and effort into the pursuit of Kane, they have left themselves little time to source an alternative."

Meanwhile, Real Madrid have made a £137million bid to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe.

The World Cup winner, 22, joined PSG in 2017 in a transfer worth £165.7million. His contract expires in June 2022.

The French club have yet to respond to the bid but with Planet Sport Bet having suspended their Mbappe market, it now seems the chances of seeing him, Lionel Messi and Neymar in the same attacking line-up are remote.

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