Harry Kane will become one of the Premier League’s top earners if he moves to Manchester City this summer.
Last month, City reportedly had a £100million proposal for England captain Kane rejected by Spurs, while it was then reported a £160m move was being planned.
And while City maintain they will not pay that sort of money for one player, they are interested in signing him and Kane wants out.
Jack Grealish, meanwhile, has been the subject of interest from the Premier League champions, who are reportedly considering a £100m bid.
However, Villa are believed to be preparing to offer a club-record £200K-a-week contract offer to keep him at Villa Park, with talkSPORT’s transfer guru Alex Crook revealing he may be having second thoughts over a transfer last weekend due to fears he could become a bit-part player at the Etihad.
The Sun are reporting Pep Guardiola and his club are hoping to make ‘progress’ in their moves for the Spurs striker and Aston Villa captain by the weekend.
Trevor Sinclair, however, who made 98 appearances for Man City, is adamant his former club would be better off going for Chelsea’s £40m-rated striker Tammy Abraham over the huge fee mooted for Kane.
Asked by Jamie O’Hara if Sinclair would take Abraham over Kane at City, the latter replied on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “I would, yeah.
“He’s a young enough player and with Pep Guardiola’s coaching ability and the teammates around him… he’s a top player.
“The season he had at Aston Villa and then he went back to Chelsea and did very well. He’s a handful, his pace, he looks to stretch the lines, he’s a finisher.
“No player’s perfect, especially at 22 or 23, but there’s a lot of growth there with Tammy.
“He’d be someone I’d be very interested to see at Manchester City.”
On City’s reported £160m bid for Kane, Sinclair added: “It just goes against my principles of what I think about the club. Honestly, it really does.
“I just don’t want to see the club going out there and spending that ridiculous amount of money to bring one player in. That just kills it then. You might as well pack up.”
Any deal for the two players will likely see them become two of the best paid players in the Premier League.
Kane will top the list with it now just a case of ‘dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s’ on a massive £400,00-per-week contract at the Etihad Stadium.
But who are the other current highest paid players in the Premier League? talkSPORT.com has identified all the big earners…
Using the reported figures, Kane would overtake Kevin de Bruyne, who picks up a cool £385,000-per-week.
Highest paid Premier League earners
If Harry Kane moves to Manchester City then he could be the best player in the country
10. Anthony Martial – Manchester United (£250K)
9. Timo Werner – Chelsea (£270K)
8. Paul Pogba – Manchester United (£290K)
7. Raheem Sterling – Manchester City (£300K)
6. Kai Havertz – Chelsea (£310K)
5. Jadon Sancho – Manchester United (£350K)
4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal (£350K)
3. David De Gea – Manchester United (£375K)
2. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City (£385K)
1. Harry Kane – Manchester City* (£400K)
*If Kane completes his move to Man City.
After De Bruyne and Kane, Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are on £375k and £350k respectively.
The Red Devils’ newest recruit Jadon Sancho is on £350,000-per-week.
Champions League final goal-scorer Kai Havertz is in sixth, having signed a £310,000-per-week contract at Chelsea last season and helping them to win the biggest prize in club football.
Raheem Sterling is next on the list, scooping up £300,000-per-week and £10,000 more than Paul Pogba, who is said to be stalling on signing at a new deal at Old Trafford with Paris Saint-Germain keen to sign him this this summer.
Timo Werner is next with a weekly wage of £270,000-per week.
The top 10 is completed by one more United player with Anthony Martial who picks up £250,000-per-week.
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