Harry Kane’s unauthorised leave of absence has continued with the Tottenham striker spending another day out of the UK, meaning that he would not be able to train at the club until the early part of next week at best.
Kane, who is determined to force a move to Manchester City, angered the Spurs hierarchy when he failed to report for his first day of pre-season work on Monday, with it emerging on Tuesday that he was still on a family holiday.
The 28-year-old was in the Bahamas before moving to Florida. Both destinations are on England’s amber list, which necessitates at least five full days of quarantine once back in the country.
Kane would be able to undertake a day five test to release which, if negative, would allow him to end his isolation. It appears the earliest that could happen would be on Monday. He is certain to miss the opening round of Premier League fixtures, with Tottenham entertaining City on Sunday 15 August.
The England captain believes he has a gentleman’s agreement with the Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, that allows him to leave this summer. Levy has interpreted this differently and is against selling to a domestic rival. If he did it would be for at least £150m for a player who has three years to run on his contract.