Tottenham striker Harry Kane has again failed to report for preseason training with the English Premier League club as the England captain plots a move away from the London club.
Kane was due back at Hotspur Way on Monday morning for COVID-19 and preseason testing but did not show.
His position did not change 24 hours later on Tuesday as he was again absent.
Spurs are refusing to comment, but are understood to be unimpressed by their star striker's actions and are highly likely to issue a heavy fine.
Kane believes the action was necessary to try and force a move to Manchester City, who are keen to sign him.
But with three years left on his contract, Spurs have no intention of selling their prized asset and his actions are likely to irk chairman Daniel Levy.
Kane hinted at the end of last term that he would like to join City, but the Premier League champions have previously indicated they would not pay the sort of STG150 million fee ($A283 million) required to even tempt Spurs to the negotiating table.
Even then it is unlikely that Spurs would want to strengthen a Premier League rival.
The striker has been in the Bahamas following England's run to the Euro 2020 final and looks to have set his stall out to force a move from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
New boss Nuno Espirito Santo, who was assured Kane would not be sold during discussions for the job, said last month Kane could be "counted on" for the upcoming season.
Levy is determined to keep his star man and previously said he would do whatever is best for the club.
Kane's protest makes it highly unlikely that he will feature in Tottenham's Premier League opener against - of all clubs - City on August 15.
Australian Associated Press