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Harry Kane effectively rules himself OUT of Tottenham’s Premier League opener against Man City

Harry Kane effectively rules himself OUT of Tottenham’s Premier League opener against Man City after opting to spend ANOTHER day outside the UK… with England captain still in Florida and facing isolation before he can begin his pre-season training

  • Wantaway Spurs star Harry Kane is virtually ruled out of facing Manchester City 
  • Kane stopped in Florida on the way back from a family holiday in the Bahamas 
  • This comes despite the striker being expected to return to training on Monday 
  • Tottenham were still awaiting confirmation of Kane’s return to England today 
  • Kane will likely not commence training until the start of next week at the earliest

Harry Kane has effectively ruled himself out of Tottenham’s season opener against Manchester City — the team he wants to join — by spending another day outside the UK.

As reported by Sportsmail on Wednesday, Kane stopped in Florida on his way back from a family holiday in the Bahamas, despite being due to report for pre-season training on Monday.

And as MailOnline revealed, his no-show has disappointed Tottenham, who were still awaiting confirmation of his return to England on Wednesday — with Kane understood to have remained in Florida.

Harry Kane has effectively ruled himself out of Tottenham’s opener against Manchester City

Kane's decision to stay away from training is an attempt to force a move to City this summer

Kane’s decision to stay away from training is an attempt to force a move to City this summer

The 28-year-old still plans to return to Spurs this weekend, but he will likely need to take a Covid test at their Enfield HQ and complete a period of isolation before he can return to training.

Kane (right) will need to isolate for up to 10 days upon his return, but he can take a ‘test to release’ procedure on day five, which would end his quarantine provided he tests negative. He intends to take the day five test.

Despite this, the fact Kane was still in Florida on Wednesday means he will not resume training until at least the start of next week. 

Wantaway star Kane stopped in Florida on his way back from a family holiday in the Bahamas

Wantaway star Kane stopped in Florida on his way back from a family holiday in the Bahamas

Kane (left) must now test negative in the 'Test to Release' scheme this week to return to Spurs (pictured: with his wife Katie on a separate holiday)

Kane (left) must now test negative in the ‘Test to Release’ scheme this week to return to Spurs (pictured: with his wife Katie on a separate holiday) 

This virtually rules the 28-year-old out of next Sunday’s clash against City as he won’t have played any pre-season games or trained for an extended period.

City expect their pursuit of Kane to go to the wire this month due to the different valuations placed on the striker. 

Their initial offer of £100million was rejected by Spurs, and there is uncertainty over whether the Premier League champions can strike a compromise with Daniel Levy. 

Kane is hoping to pile the pressure on Daniel Levy (right) to allow him to leave Tottenham now

Kane is hoping to pile the pressure on Daniel Levy (right) to allow him to leave Tottenham now

The Spurs chairman has put a £150m price tag on last season’s top scorer, and the Kane saga is expected to drag on unless Spurs alter their demands.

City have already raised around £50m from sales this summer, while Leroy Sane’s move to Bayern Munich for an initial £45m is accounted for this year. 

However, it is likely that a first-team regular like Bernardo Silva, courted by Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, would have to be moved on if City were to get closer to Levy’s asking price.

What is the test to release scheme?

Travellers into the UK from countries on the ‘amber list’ – such as the Bahamas – need to go into self-isolation if they are not fully-vaccinated.

They must spend 10 days in quarantine as Covid-19 symptoms could potentially appear in that time.

Those in quarantine must take Covid-19 tests on the second and eighth days after arriving into the UK – but they can release themselves from quarantine early through the ‘Test to Release’ scheme.

Should a person come up negative on a privately-paid-for test on day five of isolation, they can come out of quarantine – but they still must take the day eight test as previously arranged. 

Travellers into the UK could face fines of up to £2,000 if they either break their quarantine or fail to take the day two and eight tests. The ‘Test to Release’ scheme is not compulsory.



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