Manchester City players are holding off their dressing room vote on leadership this season as they await a decision on Harry Kane. The Premier League champions are looking to sign the Tottenham star this summer transfer window.
City players are holding off their vote on a new captain this season to see how the Kane saga concludes.
The 28-year-old told Tottenham that he would like to leave in the transfer window as he eyes the biggest prizes in football.
But Spurs have no intention of selling the England international, who failed to turn up to training last week as speculation ramped up over a move.
City have made Kane a top target and it has been reported that they have made a £127m bid for the striker, with add-ons.
Whether Tottenham accept remains to be seen despite their public stance that Kane is not for sale.
But there appears to be enough cause to delay a vote in the Etihad dressing room over who will be awarded the armband this season.
According to the Daily Star, Pep Guardiola has asked his dressing room to decide among themselves who should be their captain at the beginning of the summer.
The top five candidates will determine who will be in line to become the skipper.
However, the Catalan coach has admitted that no such vote has been held as the transfer window remains open.
When asked, he said: “No, not yet, when we finish the transfer window it is going to happen.”
Guardiola was also tight-lipped when asked about Kane again, insisting he had no more to add on the situation.
“I answered this question in the previous press conference,” he said.
“He’s a player from Tottenham Hotspur so I’m not going to talk about him.
“I made an exception last time, but usually I don’t talk about transfers. It’s not my business. That’s all.”