The Spurs chief took advantage of his visit to the Premier League club's new stadium, which is now under construction, to signal his intention to play hardball with any would-be suitors planning moves to sign his stars. We'll see next week if he can join the group and start training again, but for tomorrow he's not ready.
The player finished above Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in goals scored for 2017 and Los Blancos are looking for a man to spearhead their attack. "It's always hard in this transfer window". "It is more professional than 30 or 40 years ago".
Manchester United, despite investing an initial £75m in Romelu Lukaku last summer, would love to take Kane to Old Trafford, but would they, or indeed could they, afford to spend close to the price paid for Neymar to clinch a deal with Spurs?
After 22 league games last season, Spurs sat three points above City, but now Pep Guardiola's side are a mammoth 21 ahead of the Lilywhites and Kane is realistic about the rest of the season.
"I hope, with having luck with injuries, he will break every record. They need new motivation and challenges".
Rose is still a top class left-back, though, and Tottenham have undoubtedly missed him during his absence.
He has endured a stop-start campaign with the Lilywhites, and has hardly endeared himself to the Spurs faithful, after making disparaging comments regarding the club's ambition.
As much as it sells itself as the biggest and most exciting league in the world, the Premier League has still to find a way to keep its biggest stars from the clutches of La Liga's superpowers.