Harry Kane could refuse to return to pre-season training with Tottenham, according to reports.
Kane is understood to have told Spurs he wants to leave this summer following their failure to win trophies while also facing another season outside the Champions League.
The north London club remain determined to keep him, though, with new manager Nuno Espirito Santo unequivocally saying he would stay.
Nuno said: “Harry is our player, period. No need to talk about anything else.”
Man City is believed to be his preferred destination with reports suggesting a £100million bid, plus a player or players, has been turned down.
The Telegraph report that Kane’s England teammates believe he may not return to Spurs for pre-season training in order to force a move.
Refusing to train would be a drastic step for someone who is seen a model professional and former Chelsea striker, and talkSPORT host, Tony Cascarino believes he would not do that.
Cascarino told Weekend Sports Breakfast: “Because he’s such a good pro, I think he’d honour his contract to a certain level and he would let his feelings be known.
“This conversation would have happened not just this year, but the year before from when he originally signed his last contract, which I think was a six year deal.
“He probably said ‘there will be a time when I want to go’, and Daniel Levy will be aware of that.
“I’m sure Kane would have had discussions. You can’t sign a six-year deal and say ‘oh, that’s fine’.
“He probably would have said ‘if there was a time when we weren’t winning anything, and I want to win things, give it two or three years and if it doesn’t happen please allow me to leave’.”