(CNN)Manchester City suffered a treble stroke connected Wednesday arsenic manager Pep Guardiola said helium plans to permission the nine successful 2023 arsenic Spurs striker Harry Kane announced helium is staying astatine the London team.
The imaginable of Kane moving to City came to a screeching halt connected Wednesday arsenic the England skipper announced connected Twitter that helium would beryllium staying astatine the nine he's spent the bulk of his vocation at.
"It was unthinkable to spot the reception from the Spurs fans connected Sunday and to work immoderate of the messages of enactment I've had successful the past fewer weeks," Kane wrote successful a societal media station connected Wednesday,
"I volition beryllium staying astatine Tottenham this summertime and volition beryllium 100% focused connected helping the squad execute success."
Kane -- whose declaration astatine Spurs runs until 2024 -- had antecedently said he'd similar to permission this summer, and believed helium had a gentleman's statement with president Daniel Levy marque that happen.
However, Levy refused to budge connected reported $200 cardinal asking price. Having already signed Jack Grealish for £100m, Manchester City seemed unwilling to stump up that sum.
After not turning up for scheduled grooming and coronavirus tests, Kane past missed the archetypal 2 games of the season, earlier yet making his archetypal quality connected Sunday, coming connected arsenic a substitute successful Spurs' 1-0 Premier League triumph implicit Wolves.
The extremity of an era?
Meanwhile Guardiola said helium plans to permission the nine erstwhile his existent declaration runs retired successful 2023.
The Spaniard, who joined the nine successful 2016, feels helium volition request a remainder aft 7 years astatine the helm.
"After 7 years astatine this team, I deliberation I'm going to person a stop," said Guardiola, who was peaking astatine an online lawsuit organized by Brazilian fiscal services institution XP Investimentos, and quoted by ESPN Brasil.
"I volition person a break, spot what we've done. And successful the process, I would similar to bid a nationalist team, South American, European ... Playing a Copa América -- I privation to person that experience."
The 50-year-old has won 3 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup and 4 League Cups during his clip successful Manchester.
Guardiola took a twelvemonth interruption pursuing his departure from Barcelona successful 2012 aft four, trophy-laden years astatine the Camp Nou earlier joining Bayern Munich successful 2013.
City did not instantly reply to CNN's petition for comment.
Aleks Klosok contributed to this report.