Nuno says ‘Kane is our player’


New Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo says Harry Kane is “our player” and will speak to the England captain when he returns to the club.
Striker Kane, 27, is said to believe he has a gentleman’s agreement allowing him to leave the club this summer.
Kane is currently on holiday after leading England to the Euro 2020 final, where they were beaten by Italy.
“Now is the moment for him to recover his energy and rest. Then we can speak,” said Portuguese boss Nuno.
Speaking at his first news conference since being appointed as manager, Nuno said: “Harry is our player. Period. No need to talk about anything else, I am looking forward to him joining the group.
“Harry is one of the best players in the world. That is all I need to say.”
He also confirmed that Gareth Bale will not be coming back, having spent last term on loan from Real Madrid.
“He will not be part of our squad,” said Nuno of the 32-year-old Wales international.
Last month, Premier League champions Manchester City took the first steps to try and sign Kane from Spurs this summer.
BBC Sport understands there were talks leading towards City making a formal offer, but sources from both clubs distanced themselves from suggestions an official £100m bid has been lodged.
Reports in May suggested that Kane had reiterated his desire to leave the club.
Nuno added: “What I wish is for Harry to recover well, to have a good rest and when he arrives he will feel that every one of us needs to commit themselves to becoming better.
“We are very ambitious people. We want to do it well. We count on Harry on that.”