Could Levy have last laugh over Manchester City by signing Jadon Sancho for £4m?

Jadon Sancho of Manchester City takes the ball past Reece James of Chelsea during the FA Youth Cup Final First Leg match between Manchester City and Chelsea at The Academy Stadium on April...

Manchester City winger Jadon Sancho continues to be linked with a move to Tottenham.

The Independent report that Manchester City teenager Jadon Sancho is refusing to train with the club in the hope of forcing a move away – and Tottenham Hotspur are keen on his signature.

Sancho, 17, is one of England's most highly-rated young prospects, having flourished for City's youth and development sides since arriving from Watford in 2015.

Jadon Sancho of Manchester City takes the ball past Reece James of Chelsea during the FA Youth Cup Final First Leg match between Manchester City and Chelsea at The Academy Stadium on April...

The winger, who has 16 goals in 23 caps for England at youth level, may have been tipped for a huge future with the City, but the youngster doesn't quite see it that way.

The Independent note that Sancho is waiting for City to release him so he can join another club in a £4million deal this summer, having turned down a £30,000-a-week contract offer to stay at the Etihad Stadium.

Arsenal and Tottenham are believed to be keen on Sancho, and securing the teenager's signature may just make Spurs chairman Daniel Levy feel like he has won a battle over Premier League rivals City.

The report claims that Spurs attempted to land Sancho in the deal that saw right back Kyle Walker leave Tottenham for the Etihad Stadium, but City refused that proposal, and instead paid a fee that could reach £54million (The Daily Mail).

Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on September 26, 2015 in London,...Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy

Now, Levy and Tottenham could get the player they wanted in that deal for just £4million, and whilst it may still seem like a decent fee for a 17-year-old with no first-team experience, it's just a small fraction of the money earned from Walker's deal.

If Levy can oversee gaining a huge fee for Walker whilst also snatching one of City's most talented young players, then he may well just feel like a winner – even if Tottenham's gains would be with more of a long-term view in Sancho.

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