Manchester City’s move for Harry Kane will push their spending on transfers above £1billion since they made Pep Guardiola their manager in 2016.
City has been long-term admirers of Kane and after he asked to leave Tottenham this summer, they have become favourites to land him.
The England captain has refused to turn up for preseason so far and the Premier League champions are believed to be working behind the scenes to sign him.
He isn’t the only big-money player that will move to the Etihad this summer as they are set to land Jack Grealish as well.
The Euro 2020 England star will join City for around £100m and transfermarkt data shows it will move their spending on players to £918m since they made Guardiola their manager.
If City then pushes on to sign Kane, they would have to break the £1billion mark to get the England captain.
Grealish’s transfer fee would be a British record, but Tottenham is demanding £150m to sell Kane, according to The Daily Mail and that would see the prolific striker quickly surpass his England pal as the most expensive British player in history.
Kane has yet to turn up for preseason and at 28, he obviously feels now is the time for him to leave Tottenham so that he can start winning trophies.