Harry Kane will be denied his dream transfer move to Manchester City, despite their interest, as Daniel Levy is now determined to keep hold of the Tottenham striker according to the Telegraph.

The England captain made it clear at the end of the season, after Spurs had failed to qualify for the Champions League, that he wanted a fresh challenge. It’s also been strongly suggested Man City is Kane’s preferred destination – and the club are looking for a new forward after Sergio Aguero’s departure.

However Spurs chairman Levy is now firmly of the mindset of keeping hold of Kane, according to an exclusive report in the Telegraph , and will hold the player to his contract which runs until 2024.

Pep Guardiola is reportedly keen on signing a player who topped both the goal and assist charts in last season’s Premier League, with City ready to spend a reported £100 million on the 27-year-old.

The problem Kane – and City – face is that Levy drives a notoriously hard bargain, often delaying transfer moves to the last possible moment to extract the most from the deal as he did with Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid in 2013.

However, city want any deal for a new striker done early to give the player time to adapt. There’s also the thought that the two clubs may be apart on value with the Tottenham chairman valuing Kane well above £100 million.