After witnessing Tottenham beat Manchester City in their first league game, Nuno Espirito Santo remained tight-lipped about Harry Kane's future.
Kane has made it obvious that he wants to leave Spurs this summer, and Pep Guardiola's team is anxious to sign him before the transfer window closes.
Due to needing to isolate on his return to the UK, the England captain was kept out of the Tottenham team after only returning to full training on Friday.
Kane was reportedly assessed not yet fit to return to Premier League action.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) refused to comment on Harry Kane's future following Tottenham's win over Manchester City. Nuno was asked about Kane's future and his absence from the stadium, but he refused to say whether he would be in contention to face Wolves next weekend.
'Harry is one of the top players in the world, and we are extremely fortunate to have him on our team.'
He needs to prepare himself and assist the squad,' he explained.
'I don't know (whether he'll play against Wolves), we still have to go to Portugal, then we'll consider about Wolves.' Kane is anxious to join Pep Guardiola's side before the transfer window closes.
'Every day, I'm learning with them.' But, Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville saw Kane's absence from the squad as an indication that he will depart the club before the transfer window closes.
'I believe every other England player at the Euros has played this weekend,' he says.
If there was no doubt about Harry Kane's future, he would be here today,' Neville remarked.
'I interpreted (his absence today) as signifying he's gone,' said Gary Neville, who believes Kane will leave Tottenham this summer.
We looked everywhere for him, so not seeing him here in the stadium today was a surprise.
'I believe (his absence) implies he's passed away.'
I could be awry, but Kane returns late, is isolated, and returns late - something is wrong.
Something has happened.' It is thought that City remain optimistic that a deal can still be struck, and that they are planning to submit an formal PS120 million bid in the coming days.
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Tottenham are interested in signing Lyon attacking midfielder Houssem Aouar. Sky Sports News has learned informal talks have been held with Aouar's representatives. Aouar has two years left on his Lyon contract and wants to weigh up all of his options before making a decision on his future. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said he "cannot convince players to play for Tottenham" when asked about Ndombele's future. Stream the biggest moments on NOW for just £25 p/m for 10 months (usually £33.99 p/m) - all without a contract.