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16:31, UK, Tuesday 25 July 2023

Bayern Munich are increasingly convinced that they can sign Harry Kane from Tottenham this summer.

The Bundesliga club believe Kane will become a Bayern player if they can agree a fee with Spurs, but they have not been able to do so yet.

Sky in Germany‘s Florian Plettenberg reports that Bayern chief executive Jan Christian Dreesen and technical director Marco Neppe want to meet Spurs chairman Daniel Levy this week, preferably face-to-face.

Plettenberg says Bayern want to treat Spurs with total respect and are not concerned by the reported interest from PSG.​​

Sky Sports news reported last week that Kane will not sign a new contract with Tottenham this summer.

Sky in Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg reports that Bayern Munich want to sit down with Daniel Levy to negotiate and finalize the transfer of Kane

The Spurs forward remains open to formal talks with Bayern Munich and the German champions are confident he has told them he wants to join, but there remains a gap in valuation between Bayern and Spurs.

The risk for Spurs is keeping him outside the window and losing an elite goalscorer on a free next summer, potentially to a Premier League rival.

Paul Gilmour reports on Kane’s future with Bayern Munich, the Tottenham forward’s preference if he leaves England this summer

If Tottenham do not agree a transfer fee with Bayern, Kane is also happy to continue in London and simply wants to get on with his football.

If that scenario plays out, one simple factor that could encourage Kane to extend his contract later this season is if Spurs become a team capable of winning trophies.

‘The best of a worst-case scenario’

Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth:

“As far as Tottenham are concerned, losing Harry Kane is the worst-case scenario. They don’t want that to happen, but the best-case scenario is that he moves abroad and they get £100m.

“They don’t want to sell to a Premier League rival and that’s why these talks are open with Bayern Munich. They don’t want a situation come September 1 where the window closes, Kane is still a Tottenham player and he hasn’t signed a new contract.

“It opens up the possibility that this time next year he could sign for a Premier League rival on a free transfer.

“The problem with setting an internal deadline for this deal is that there is no guarantee that he will then sign a new contract. He could well sign the new deal in the middle of next season if he sees the potential under the new manager, but can Tottenham take that risk?

“The situation they are in is the potential loss of £100m in the value of Kane.”

Postecoglou: Nothing has changed in Kane’s future

Asked about Kane’s future at the club last week, Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou was adamant that nothing had changed

Ange Postecoglou gave an update on Kane at a press conference in Singapore ahead of their latest friendly on Wednesday.

“I’ve said pretty consistently, I kind of deal with what’s in front of me,” he said.

“I guess if something like this becomes something I have to consider, it will hit my roving desk. But right now, nothing in front of me has changed from two days ago.”

Analysis: Bayern focus all on Kane after encouragement

Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol:

I must emphasize that all this information comes from the German side of the deal, as far as Spurs and Kane are concerned, he is a Spurs player with 12 months left on his contract.

“Tottenham have never said he is for sale, far from it, and he has never said he wants to leave the club. He still has 12 months left on his contract and is more than happy to stay at Spurs until it runs out.

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“Bayern are not giving up. Their focus is completely on Kane, if there wasn’t some kind of encouragement they would look elsewhere and also have other targets.

“There were other Premier League clubs who wanted Kane, Erik Ten Hag at Man Utd for example. But for financial reasons with the ownership structure at the moment, it’s not possible.

“If Spurs were to sell Kane, they would prefer him to go abroad. Kane’s position is clear – if a deal is agreed, he is happy to sit down and hear what Bayern Munich have to say. If not, he is happy to stay at Spurs until at least his contract expires in June.

“We also shouldn’t rule out the possibility of him signing a new contract at Spurs. I know there have been plenty of reports that he won’t do it, but I think the will from Spurs is still there, if at all possible, to stay for the rest of his career.”

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