Kane, Grealish, Haaland - 5 players Manchester City should sign

City begin Premier League title defence with trip to Tottenham

Manchester City begin their Premier League title defence with a trip to Tottenham Hotspur on August 15, but it remains to be seen if Harry Kane will take part - and which team colours he might turn up in.

New Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo used his first press conference to issue a 'hands off' warning to potential suitors, saying Kane is "our player".

Striker Kane, 27, is said to believe he has a gentlemen's agreement with chairman Daniel Levy allowing him to leave the club this summer.

City have been linked heavily with the England captain, who is currently enjoying a well-earned rest following his exploits at Euro 2020.

Pep Guardiola is a known-admirer of the player, and has previously referred to Spurs as "the Harry Kane team".

City cantered to the Premier League title last term but came up short against Chelsea in the Champions League final. Kane could be the final piece to complete the puzzle.

Will he add to his 221 Tottenham goals, or will Kane continue his pursuit of Alan Shearer's Premier League goal record of 260 - Kane has 166 - in City's colours of a City?

Above is a photo gallery of five potential City recruits ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Updated: July 18th 2021, 5:16 AM