Bayern Munich are reportedly readying a fresh bid for Tottenham star Harry Kane but Daniel Levy wants to ‘really let the Bundesliga side bleed’ before selling the England captain.
Kane has just one year left on his current deal at Spurs and has turned down a lucrative new contract that could see his wages rise from £200,000 a week to £300,000 depending on bonuses.
But the 29-year-old wants to be playing Champions League football and have the chance of major honours, meaning Bayern would provide a good fit.
The Bavarians have already made one offer of £56m which was immediately rejected by Spurs, but the Daily Mail claim they’re set to make a new bid worth close to £70m.
Personal terms aren’t thought to be an issue after Kane was visited by Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel.
“I recently shared the news that Thomas Tuchel visited Harry Kane’s home to discuss the possibility of a transfer to Bayern Munich,” Christian Falk revealed earlier this week.
“It is very normal that the clubs are talking to the player they want before they get them but it’s indeed not allowed. So we heard that Daniel Levy was very, very angry about that.
“It doesn’t make it easier for Bayern Munich to get Harry Kane, because, of course, Levy doesn’t want to see Spurs’ captain sitting with another team’s coach. So now things are getting complicated.”
Bild claim that meeting made Levy furious, and the Tottenham chairman now wants to “really let the Bundesliga side bleed”, making his disapproval of Bayern’s tactics known to his “circle of friends”.
“We heard that the talks with Thomas Tuchel were very positive,” Falk added. “Money is not the main consideration for Harry Kane in these talks – he wants to win the Champions League and he sees his biggest chance at achieving that with Bayern Munich rather than Tottenham, so I’m not sure if more money can change his mind.
“But we have to see now how Tottenham will react because I heard rumours that Daniel Levy is so angry that he could perhaps go to UEFA and ask them to penalise Bayern. I asked Tottenham about this and they ‘won’t be offering any comment on this speculation’.”