'I've never refused' - Kane to return to Tottenham training Saturday amid Man City links

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Harry Kane has denied claims he has refused to train with Tottenham as he continues to be linked with a move away from the club. 

Manchester City are said to be trying to sign the striker and it has been reported that he has skipped training with Spurs in an attempt to force the club to sell him.

The England international took to social media to deny those reports, however, insisting he will return to the club on Saturday as was the original plan.

What has been said?

"It's almost 10 years since I made my Spurs debut. For every one of those years, you - the fans - have shown me total support and love," he said.

"That's why it hurts to read some of the comments that have been made this week, questioning my professionalism.

"While I won't go into the specifics of the situation, I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train. I will be returning o the club tomorrow, as planned.

"I wouldn't do anything to jeopardise the relationship I have with the fans who have given me such unwavering support during my time with the club.

"This has always been the case as it is today."

Did Kane skip training?

Goal reported this week that the 28-year-old did not show up at the club's training ground on Monday.

He was due back from his summer holiday to undergo tests before he can return pre-season preparations with the rest of the squad.

Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo said on Tuesday that the club would deal with the issue, telling reporters: “We have to solve the situation internally with the club speaking and trying to reach a better solution and conclusion."

Will he join Man City?

City coach Pep Guardiola said on Friday that Kane is in his thoughts as the Premier League champions look to strengthen further this season, but no deal is close for the England captain.

"If they are open to negotiate, I think not just Man City but many clubs in the world want to sign him - we are not an exception - but it depends on Tottenham," Guardiola said.

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The club broke the British transfer record on Thursday when they confirmed the £100 million ($139m) signing of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.

A move for the Kane would likely see them break that record once again as Spurs are said to be demanding upwards of £100m for their star striker.

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