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Is Harry Kane leaving Tottenham?

Harry Kane has confirmed he will be staying at Tottenham this summer and that he is “100% focused on helping the team achieve success” having accepted defeat in his battle to force a move to Manchester City. The GuardianHarry Kane confirms he is staying at Spurs after accepting City deal is dead

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Tony Finau starts the BMW Championship as the FedEx Cup leader.

After an exciting opening event at Liberty National, the 2021 FedEx Cup Playoffs continue this Thursday with the first round of the 2021 BMW Championship. You can find full first round tee times for the tournament at the bottom of this post.

Tony Finau is your new FedEx Cup leader. The 31-year-old veteran Tour pro fired a final-round 65 and then defeated Cameron Smith in a playoff to win the Northern Trust. It was his first win since 2016, and with it he earned 2000 FedEx Cup points, good enough to move him into the lead with two events to play.

If he’s going to hang on and win the Cup, he’ll need another strong finish this week at the BMW at Caves Valley Golf Club in Maryland. Finau will get his first round started on Thursday at 11:21 a.m. ET alongside Jon Rahm and Cameron Smith, Nos. 2 and 3 in the FedEx Cup standings, respectively.

Other notable groupings for the opening round include Dustin Johnson, Daniel Berger and Scottie Scheffler (10:28 a.m.); Xander Schauffele, Viktor Hovland and Brooks Koepka (10:57 a.m.); Jordan Spieth, Harris English and Bryson DeChambeau (1:31 p.m. ET); Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa (1:43 p.m.); and Sungjae Im, Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy (1:55 p.m.).

Check out complete first round tee times for the 2021 BMW Championship below.

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Man City 'divert attention' to Erling Haaland after Kane confirms Spurs stay

Football365 26 August, 2021 - 04:10am

Date published: Wednesday 25th August 2021 2:15 - Will Ford

Manchester City are reportedly ready to ‘divert their attention’ to Erling Haaland after Harry Kane confirmed he will be staying at Tottenham this season.

Kane’s potential move from Spurs to Manchester City has been the transfer story of the summer.

But the England captain has taken to social media to draw a line under the saga, hailing the fans he’s essentially given the finger to for the last three months and outlining his focus for the club he’s thrown under the bus.

It’s quite the statement from Kane, who in tandem with his brother and agent, has done everything possible to force through a move from his boyhood club. But all is forgotten and forgiven, he’s decided to stay…

I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100% focused on helping the team achieve success. #COYS pic.twitter.com/uTN78tHlk1

— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 25, 2021

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has dug his heels in over the club’s talismanic striker, who has been their top scorer for the last seven seasons, insisting he is not for sale.

City are said to have made an opening offer of around £100million for Kane, which Spurs laughed off, and City’s inability to sell players means they have been unable to increase that bid to an acceptable level.

There were reports that City were readying an improved £125million offer as they hadn’t given up hope, but that hope has now disappeared, with Kane *cough* committed to Spurs.

Pep Guardiola has expressed his desire to sign a striker this summer, Kane specifically, following the departure of Sergio Aguero to Barcelona.

City have been linked with options besides Kane, including Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina, but the Daily Mail claim they are willing to wait until next summer to go after Haaland.

The 21-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this season, before the Blues signed Romelu Lukaku in a £98million; it’s no wonder he didn’t move to Stamford Bridge given Mino Raiola’s demands.

The striker – who scored 41 goals in 41 games last season – looks set to stay at Borussia Dortmund this season, but will be available for just £64million in a year’s time, when his release clause is activated.

The Harry Kane Transfer Saga is over (for now). It's been a bloody mess.

Initial reactions to the Kane statement in the mailbox, along with more bad takes...

“It’s finished, Harry is going to be with us. He is an option for tomorrow. It is great news for everybody.”

Kane hailed the fans he's given the finger to and outlined his commitment to a club he's thrown under the bus.

The Sun are scoffing at The Athletic using someone's brother to get access. The Sun. The Sun are doing that.

It's no wonder Chelsea turned to Lukaku. Raiola's demands for Haaland were ludicrous.

Bournemouth need another Dominic Solanke. Blackburn need another Harvey Elliott. Hull need a defender.

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Surprise Harry Kane decision will come back to bite Liverpool

Rousing The Kop - Liverpool FC News 26 August, 2021 - 04:10am

The Harry Kane decision is in – he’s staying with Tottenham Hotspur this season. Or ‘this summer’ as he puts it. That does appear to leave the door open for January but maybe we’re just cynical.

His overall reasoning behind this isn’t exactly clear. Everyone knows Manchester City had/have real interest in him and that they were willing to pay a huge fee.

So has Kane decided he just can’t leave? Or have City simply decided he’s unattainable?

We just don’t know. What we do know, however, is that this one might come back to bite Liverpool.

We sort of wanted City to get Kane. If only because Liverpool definitely weren’t signing him.

So if City are going to sign a striker, we’d rather it were someone they aren’t beating Liverpool to. Kane fit that profile.

But now they’re still on the market for a striker and that may well carry into 2022. A big deal and hefty contract for Kane would have kept City out of that market for years.

Much as Chelsea signing Romelu Lukaku has done, for instance.

Next summer promises to be a big one for Liverpool, though. Their forward line is moving into their 30s and replacing them is key. That almost certainly means bringing in a striker at some point.

And there are some good ones available. Erling Haaland could be up for grabs and there are some tips that Liverpool could get him.

But that becomes far more difficult if City are also in the market for a striker. They’ll want the best available, much as Liverpool would do, and we know they have more money to throw about.

City not signing Kane will likely leave Liverpool with less pulling-power next summer, then. Instead of being one of the few clubs in the market, they’ll compete against rich rivals.

We wouldn’t say Kane to City would have been ‘good’ for Liverpool but it’s a decision that might come back to bite them.

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