Harry Kane will not feature in Tottenham Hotspur’s opening game of the season against Manchester City, according to reports.
The England captain is still recovering from his exertions at the Euros, which saw England reach the final before losing on penalties to Italy.
He is yet to return to training, and according to The Telegraph, will still be building up his fitness when the starting pistol is fired.
The game is set to be a significant one, given Kane could be part of either side’s ranks due to heavy interest from the reigning champions.
The Sun reported earlier this week that a £160m bid from City had been accepted by Spurs, though those claims have since been rubbished.
However, the saga doesn’t look like it’s nearing an end any time soon, and Teddy Sheringham thinks the move for Kane is inevitable.
“As soon as he put out his statement a couple of months ago, just before the Euros, it was happening, for me,” he told talkSPORT.
“I think he’s probably had a chat with Daniel Levy. I know there’s been even more speculation over the last couple of days, but I think he’s probably had a chat and said, ‘look, you’ve been a great servant to the club, if we get the right money for you, you can go’, I would think.
“Everyone is being very quiet on it at the moment, but for Harry to come out and say he wants to play with someone like Kevin De Bruyne and the players at Manchester City, the writing has got to be on the wall, hasn’t it?”
The comments sparked speculation as Kane had informed Spurs earlier that week that he wanted to leave the club, frustrated by the lack of opportunities to win major trophies.
The 27-year-old would later tell Neville: “For me, I don’t want to come to the end of my career and have any regrets so I want to be the best that I can be.”