Man City set shortlist of three Harry Kane transfer alternatives

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Harry Kane enjoyed yet another stunning individual season as he cruised to both the golden boot and top playmaker awards as Spurs became the first Premier League representative to qualify for the newly-formed Europa Conference League.

Kane notched 23 goals in 35 Premier League appearances to sit top of the goal-scoring pile for the third time in his career.

After Tottenham's 14 year trophy drought continued, despite coming close to some previous silverware in the form of the Carabao Cup, Kane is rumoured to be keen on seeking pastures new.

However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly slapped a price tag on Kane that sits well over £120m, in turn pricing out a number of huge clubs who can't afford to part ways with that kind of cash for one player.

Surprisingly, even Manchester City harbour doubts over whether they can stump up such funds despite Kane sparking speculation over whether he sees his future at the Etihad when he described City star Kevin De Bruyne as a "striker's dream" to play with.

Pep Guardiola's side have prepared a three-man shortlist of alternatives should a deal for Kane fail to materialise, which includes some of European football's most lethal marksmen.

Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku is thought to be a name on the list, despite his previous ties to fierce rivals Manchester United.

The Belgian's 24 league goals helped fire Inter to their first Serie A title in eleven years last season, ending nearly a decade of Juventus dominance.

If Lukaku refuses to return to Manchester, City have another target lined up in the form of his teammate Lautaro Martinez who enjoyed yet another impressive campaign, recording 17 goals and six assists under the now-departed Antonio Conte.

Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix is another player that Guardiola is thought to be an admirer of, with the 21-year-old's big-money move to Simeone's side not exactly going to play individually.

Like Lukaku and Martinez, Felix has just helped his side to a league title, potentially making it more difficult for City to try and lure him to the Etihad.

Should Kane depart Spurs anytime soon, his exit would at the very least come with hefty compensation given Levy's nous as a businessman.

The Spurs star has attracted interest from a number of Europe's biggest clubs, but given the 27-year-old penned a six-year deal in 2018, Tottenham have him tied down until 2024.

Who should Manchester City sign this summer? Let us know in the comments.

  • Harry Kane
  • Pep Guardiola
  • Premier League
  • Inter Milan FC
  • Tottenham Hotspur FC
  • Manchester City FC

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