Harry Kane has started the Premier League season in poor form after a summer transfer window where he was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City.

Kane appeared to pull out all the stops to engineer a move away from Tottenham — including reporting back late for pre-season training — but his attempts proved unsuccessful owing to the stubborn negotiation tactics of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

The Spurs No.10 looked more lively in Spurs' north London Derby defeat to Arsenal on Sunday afternoon but failed to capitalise on a few golden chances that fell his way. Spurs have now lost three consecutive Premier League fixtures, a stark contrast from their run of three straight victories to begin the season.

For the opening two victories, the central striker role was occupied by Heung-min Son, who has scored three league goals this campaign.

And Sky Sports pundit Neville has reflected on the performances of Kane, who has failed to reach the heights of last season where he led the league in both goals and assists.

"Well, I'm going to talk about the main man for Spurs, Harry Kane, there's been a lot of talk between Graeme [Souness], Tony [Adams], and Ledley [King] about his positioning and coming a lot deeper," Neville said at full-time of Spurs' 3-1 derby defeat.

"But I don't buy into that theory, he dropped into that position last season, and we lauded him for it. He adapted his game, got 14 assists, the most in the Premier League.

"I think the only thing I can see that's changed is, two things; one, he's asked to leave and people are questioning whether he's unhappy, and the second thing is that his manager Nuno does have a record at Wolves for not scoring and creating the most chances.

"Tottenham's three goals in five games is a real concern it's not just a Kane problem."

Whether City's transfer chiefs intend on re-entering the market for Kane in January remains to be seen. Still, his early-season performances will not have encouraged Pep Guardiola, nor the City faithful.

City produced one of their most complete performances of the Guardiola reign on Saturday lunchtime, sweeping aside a Chelsea side who pundits heavily fancied to win the league title. Boosted by the return of Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden in the starting lineup, City made easy work of Thomas Tuchel's organised side and would have been disappointed to not have added to Gabriel Jesus' goal.