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Man City tried to sign Harry Kane last year but was turned down FOUR times by Tottenham, claims Pep Guardiola

PEP GUARDIOLA have revealed Manchester City were relegated FOUR times because of Harry Kane last summer.

Etihad boss Pep “We tried, but it’s far from done because Tottenham are clear this is not going to happen,” he said.

Tottenham stand firm with their £160m valuation so Man City can't recruit Harry Kane

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Tottenham stand firm with their £160m valuation so Man City can’t recruit Harry KaneCredit: Getty
Pep Guardiola admits he never convinced Spurs to sell Harry Kane

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Pep Guardiola admits he never convinced Spurs to sell Harry KaneCredit: Getty

“And when that happens two, three, four times, it’s over.”

Guardiola still want a striker in the summer – but Kane 28 years old now have the ability to down order pecking.

The Spaniards fear the story will derail to defend their title when Spurs stands at a valuation of £160 million.

City will never pay that amount and the 51-year-old takes on the striker he wants when the two teams go head to head tonight.

But with 98 goals this term, they are not without Kane.

Guardiola said: “Now you can say,”Harry Kane didn’t come and everything was going well’ but at the time I didn’t know it.

“We lost to Spurs on opening day and Leicester in the Community Shield.

“And I don’t know what will happen in the next few weeks.”

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Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland made top target but the City has a Backup option in Julian Alvarez.

They signed the 22-year-old Argentinian for £14m but loaned it back to River Plate until the summer.

Pep added: “The club is working, watching the managers, the goalkeepers, the full-backs, the central defenders, the attacking midfielders, the strikers. It never stops.

“We don’t have a guy who is going to score 25 or 30 goals but it takes three or four to get ten or 12 and we’ll be close to winning the title.”

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