Levy ‘in no mood to sell’ Kane as £60m opening offer is immediately ‘rejected’ amid £100m claim

Jason Soutar
Harry Kane during a match.
Harry Kane in action for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur have immediately rejected a €70million (£60m) bid from Bayern Munich for Harry Kane, according to Ben Jacobs.

On Tuesday morning, reliable journalist David Ornstein claimed Spurs have received an opening offer from the German champions for their star player.

We said Spurs faced a ‘big decision’, one that would not be taken lightly. But, literally within the hour of Ornstein’s report, they have apparently turned it down.

Kane is out of contract next summer and is showing no desire to sign a new deal, meaning Daniel Levy has to decide whether to sell now or risk losing him for nothing next year, while giving the player his choice of clubs, with nearly every side in the world expected to be interested.

Levy is very reluctant to sell to a direct rival with Manchester United showing an interest, meaning a move to Bayern could suit him perfectly.

However, their opening bid has obviously fallen way short of the Spurs chairman’s valuation of Kane, even with his contract expiring in 2024.

According to transfer expert Ben Jacobs, Bayern offered ‘€70m plus add-ons’, which has not gone down too well with Levy.

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He is ‘in no mood to sell, and certainly not for less than £100m’, Jacobs says.

This means Bayern’s bid fell £40m short, which is quite the gap, in fairness.

Kane’s preference will likely be to remain in England as he closes in on Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League scoring record.

The former Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers striker is top of the tree with 260 goals. Meanwhile, Kane is second with 213.

Kane turns 30 years old next month and is on course to smash Shearer’s record if he remains in England.

A move abroad, especially to a club like Bayern, could be a more attractive option, however, given the fact Kane is yet to win a trophy in his career.

Kane would walk into Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI and would be guaranteed some silverware, with Bayern on a run of 11 consecutive Bundesliga titles claimed. They have also won two Champions Leagues and five DFB-Pokals in that time.

Speaking earlier this month, former West Ham and Celtic striker Frank McAvennie said Kane should move abroad, with Real Madrid another team in the market for a new striker following Karim Benzema’s exit.

“I think you’ve got to win trophies, and if it was me I would join Real Madrid,” he told Football Insider.

“Going to Man United means that you may not win anything. He may have 40 goals over two seasons, but at Real Madrid you’ll have two or three trophies during that time.

“He’s had a great career with England, and you have a chance to go with [Jude] Bellingham to Real Madrid. Man United is a good team, but I don’t believe they will be up their next year as the other Premier League teams are getting stronger.

“He would replace Benzema easily and the fans would love it as Kane is an out-and-out striker.”

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