Bayern, Man Utd blow as ‘world record bid’ from Saudi will ‘tempt’ Spurs into accepting Kane transfer

Lewis Oldham
Tottenham striker Kane
'World record bid' for Harry Kane is 'considered'.

According to reports, Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal are ‘considering’ a ‘world record bid’ for Bayern Munich and Man Utd target Harry Kane.

The England international was superb for Spurs last season as he scored 30 Premier League goals for the North London outfit.

He is out of contract in 2024 and he has been heavily linked with a move away from Tottenham throughout this summer’s transfer window.

It was initially expected that Man Utd would prioritise Kane this summer but they have instead switched their focus to 19-year-old Atalanta forward Rasmus Hojlund, who is set to complete his move to Old Trafford in the coming days.

Man Utd and Chelsea are reportedly ‘in the background’ ready to sign Kane on a free in 2024 but Bayern Munich have stepped up their interest in the forward.

The Bundesliga giants see Kane as a perfect replacement for Robert Lewandowski and they have had a couple of bids rejected for the Spurs standout. But with Spurs holding out for around £100m, Bayern are reportedly £20m short of their asking price. 

Ligue Un side PSG have also been linked with Kane in recent weeks but TEAMtalk are reporting that Saudi Pro League outfit Al Hilal are ‘considering making a world record bid’ for the Tottenham striker. 

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Earlier this summer, Al Hilal attempted to sign PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe and they have also been linked with Napoli forward Victor Osimhen. The report adds.

‘TEAMtalk understands that Kane has shown little desire to move to the Saudi Pro League. However, intermediaries believe a bid of £200m – which would be worth more than the fee PSG paid for Neymar in 2017 – could temp Levy into a deal.

‘The Pro League’s director of football, Michael Emenalo, has close contacts in England from his time with Chelsea and it is believed he feels Kane could be attainable.’

Given that Kane’s willingness to leave Spurs is centred around his desire to win team trophies such as league titles and the Champions League, it is difficult to imagine him accepting a move to Saudi Arabia at this stage.

Instead, it is looking increasingly likely that he will spend another year at Spurs as he ‘expects to stay’ if his exit is not finalised before their first Premier League game of the 2023/24 season against Brentford on August 13.

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