Pep Guardiola addresses 'Harry Kane to Manchester City' rumours

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Scroll through the gallery to see some Manchester City stars who have been linked with an exit from the Etihad
Bernardo Silva
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has made a strong statement about Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, and also revealed that there are "three players who want to leave" the Etihad. 

The England captain has been linked with an exit from Spurs ever since admitting in an interview with Gary Neville earlier this year that he wants to win trophies and would consider moving elsewhere. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see some City stars who have been linked with an exit 

Speculation around Kane's future has only intensified this week after he deliberately skipped training with the aim of seemingly forcing a transfer to City. 

In a press conference ahead of the Citizens' Community Shield clash with Leicester City on Sunday, Guardiola responded to rumours that the Manchester club wants to sign the forward.  

"He's playing for Tottenham Hotspur. If Tottenham don't want to negotiate, it's finished," he said, according to Manchester Evening News.

"If they are open to negotiate, not just Man City, all the top clubs will try to sign him. It's different from Jack [Grealish] – Jack had a release clause. 

"Harry Kane is an exceptional, extraordinary striker, no doubts. We are interested but he is a Tottenham player. If they don't want to sell, they don't; if they want, we can try."

Later in the conference, the Spanish manager was asked about Bernardo Silva's future at the club, and he confirmed that as many as three players could soon be on their way to pastures new.  

"He's our player. Not just Bernardo, there are two or three players that want to leave, but they are our players and when they bring some offer and they want to leave, we are open to discuss, but it depends on them."

Here are City's highest earners after Jack Grealish's arrival, per GiveMeSport

2. Jack Grealish - £300 000 a week
2. Jack Grealish - £300 000 a week
1. Kevin De Bruyne - £385 000 a week
1. Kevin De Bruyne - £385 000 a week
3. Raheem Sterling - £300 000 a week
3. Raheem Sterling - £300 000 a week
4. Fernandinho - £150 000 a week
4. Fernandinho - £150 000 a week
5. Bernardo Silva - £150 000 a week
5. Bernardo Silva - £150 000 a week
6. Ilkay Gundogan - £140 000 a week
6. Ilkay Gundogan - £140 000 a week
7. Rodri - £121 154 a week
7. Rodri - £121 154 a week
8. Aymeric Laporte - £120 000 a week
8. Aymeric Laporte - £120 000 a week
9. Riyad Mahrez - £120 000 a week
9. Riyad Mahrez - £120 000 a week
10. Ruben Dias - £115 385 a week
10. Ruben Dias - £115 385 a week