GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS
SunSport can reveal that Harry Kane is poised for a £160million move after Spurs chairman Daniel Levy agreed to let him join an English rival.
The Euros hero, 27, is set to join Man City on a record £400,000 a week.
Levy revealed his U-turn to Harry and his team last Friday. A source said: “Harry is delighted. He never wanted to leave on bad terms.
“His value has never been higher.”
Thrilled Kane told of his joy at his pending £160million Man City move while best man at his brother’s wedding.
Elder sibling Charlie is the England skipper’s agent and the good news was shared with family and friends at last Sunday’s nuptials.
Meanwhile, Memphis Depay has been officially unveiled by Barcelona after signing on a free transfer last month.
The Dutchman, 27, agreed to join after letting his Lyon contract expire at the end of last season.
He said: “You just don’t say no to Barcelona in my eyes.
“But did (Ronald Koeman) have a big impact? Yes, very big, because I know him from the national team. He put me in the centre forward position and it did a lot.
“In the games that I played under the coach I did a lot of things that created chances or goals so I think he made me feel comfortable to play in a different way, a different role.
“I have to thank him a lot for that because before that I was playing on the side, also I can play on the left side, but he tried something new with me in the middle and it worked very well for him and for me too.
“And then obviously he made the step to Barcelona and from then we kept in contact and he tried to convince me to come last season already and I was willing, and the club was willing, and finally it happened.
“I think now was the right moment and then it happened. Obviously it was the influence of the coach but you cannot say no to Barcelona so I would (have) come anyway.”
And finally, Newcastle must up their offer if they want to land Southampton’s Mario Lemina.
Saints are open to selling the Gabon midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Fulham.
But they are holding out for £8million – which is double what the Toon were hoping would land Lemina.
The club’s owner Mike Ashley has already been at loggerheads with the Toon Army after it was revealed he wouldn’t pay more than £4m for the central midfielder.
Ashley is reportedly not keen on splashing out on Lemina due to his age, according the Daily Mail.
He would be open to a swap but that could also prove to be difficult as the Saints aren’t interested in any Newcastle players.