Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo wants to solve the situation with Harry Kane internally to avoid a public argument.
The England captain didn't return to pre-season training as scheduled on Monday as he tries to force a transfer away from the north London club.
Kane is expected to be back at Spurs this weekend and Nuno says that's when he'll talk to the striker.
"I expect to speak with Harry soon. I haven't had the chance yet. We have to first of all solve the problems ourselves, then I will speak to you," the Spurs boss told reporters after their pre-season draw with Chelsea.
"It's not that I don't want to comment, what I believe is all this issue in relation to everything should be discussed internally, among us. Let's try to avoid any kind of public argument or discussion about it. We have to focus on what is important, solve the situation, between us.
"We will solve the situation internally, with the club speaking and trying to reach a better solution and a conclusion to the situation.
"All of pre-season has been hard for every club. It's different, I know, but the absence of a lot of players due to international duty has made it a hard time for a lot of managers."
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