Harry Kane sets Tottenham return date in strike U-turn as Man City transfer saga rumbles on

Harry Kane again failed to report to Tottenham training on Tuesday morning but the England captain is expected to return to the club later this week.

The striker was due back at Spurs for Covid testing and the start of his pre-season yesterday morning but chose not to return, as he attempts to force through a record-breaking transfer to Manchester City.

Kane is said to believe the situation has been blown out of proportion and the club is now thought to be fully aware of his plans, having initially been blindsided by his no-show on Monday morning.

There was a belief last night that Kane had no intention of returning to Spurs but his U-turn suggests a change of heart, perhaps prompted by talks with the club.

Tottenham were massively disappointed in Kane but are refusing to comment publicly on the situation, which the club views as an internal matter.

Kane may still be hit with a significant fine for what is considered a breach of contract for his initial no-show, with Spurs having little option in the circumstances but to sanction their vice-captain.

Kane is under contract for another three years at Spurs and has made no secret of his frustrations at their failure to win silverware.

He believes he has a gentleman’s agreement with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to allow him to leave the club this summer, which Spurs deny.

Levy is determined not to strengthen a Premier League rival and, as it stands, would only consider selling Kane to an overseas club for a sum in the region of £150million.