Harry Kane resumes training at Tottenham following exit speculations


Harry Kane trained with his Tottenham team-mates for the first time this season on Tuesday morning, after completing his period of isolation.

Kane had been staying at Spurs’ training ground hotel, The Lodge, after coming back to the UK from his holiday in the Bahamas, via Florida.

The England captain was required to isolate upon his return, meaning he was unable to join his Spurs team-mates as they prepared to face Manchester City in their Premier League opener on Sunday.

Kane underwent individual work on Monday while those involved in the game against City – which Spurs won 1-0 – enjoyed a day off.

But the 28-year-old is now in contention to make his first appearance of the season against Pacos de Ferreira after being named in Spurs’ squad for their Europa Conference League play-off tie in Portugal on Thursday.

Kane was expected to report to Spurs’ training ground on August 2 following his post-Euro 2020 holiday, but instead showed up five days later, denying that he had refused to train and insisting his late return was “planned”.

Kane told Spurs at the end of last season that he wants to leave the club this summer in a bid to compete more regularly for major trophies and believes he has a gentleman’s agreement with chairman Daniel Levy to do so.

However, Levy has made it clear he does not want to sell Kane, who has three years remaining on the six-year contract he signed in 2018.

Spurs’ opponents last Sunday, Manchester City, had a £100m offer for Kane turned down earlier this summer, and manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed he does want to sign the striker.

As per UEFA rules, if Kane plays for Tottenham in Thursday’s Europa Conference League game, he will still be able to play for any team in the Champions League from the group stage onwards this season.