Man City drop Harry Kane hint with transfer warning to rivals after exit of ‘legend’ Sergio Aguero

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Man City drop Harry Kane hint with transfer warning to rivals after exit of ‘legend’ Sergio Aguero
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Manchester City have given the clearent hint yet that they will battle for Harry Kane’s signature, with chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak saying his club intend to send a message in this summer's transfer window and will find the “right player” to replace Sergio Aguero.

Man City cantered to the Premier League title this season and also lifted the Carabao Cup, but came up short in the Champions League Final as Chelsea won 1-0 in Porto.

Despite that disappointment in Portugal, City look set to spend big on reshaping Pep Guardiola's squad and have a large hole to fill following record goalscorer Aguero's move to Barcelona.

Tottenham striker Kane has been heavily linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium, and even named Kevin De Bruyne as his ideal team-mate, while Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland has also been touted as a possible target.

City are likely to face stiff competition from both Chelsea and Manchester United for Kane’s signature, while Real Madrid could also be interested if the price was right.

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However, City’s rivals have been put on notice that Al Mubarak believes it is important to improve their squad this summer - particularly given Aguero’s exit.

"You need to constantly bring talent into the team, refresh and particularly when you are at a high level on the top," he said, speaking in an interview with the club's website.

"Having won the League it is not the team to sit back and be content, that is the biggest mistake. This is the time to send a strong message that there is no contentment, you are not satisfied with just winning the league.

"We lose a very important legend in Sergio Aguero, very hard shoes to fill but I am confident we will find the right player to fill those shoes.

"There are other areas in the team that need investment, not too many, it is not about numbers, it is about quality.

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"The squad is a phenomenal squad, you don't win the Premier League and get to the Champions League final if you don't have a good squad. We will bring quality into the squad in a couple of key positions."

Kane is detemined to leave Spurs this summer, although England manager Gareth Southgate has suggested that transfers for any of his players involved at the Euros will be “very unlikely” until after the tournament.

Additional reporting by PA.

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