Kane to Bayern: Tottenham ‘intentions’ clear as Levy ‘guarantees’ improved offer is ‘not enough’

Jason Soutar
Tottenham striker Harry Kane with the Bayern Munich badge.
Bayern Munich are interested in Harry Kane.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham will not accept Bayern Munich’s second offer for Harry Kane and have no intention to sell the England captain.

Kane is the north London club’s all-time leading goalscorer with 280 goals in 435 appearances. He surpassed previous leader Jimmy Greaves last season.

He now has the Premier League’s goalscoring record in his sights having jumped up to second place with 213 goals, which is 47 behind first-placed Alan Shearer.

Despite his incredible career from a personal standpoint, which also includes 58 goals in 84 England caps, the 29-year-old is yet to win a trophy.

A move to Bayern Munich would go a long way to ending Kane’s wait for some silverware, but it would hinder his chances of becoming the Premier League’s top goalscorer.

It has been suggested that Kane would be willing to play abroad for two or three years, win a few pots and pans, and then return to England to surpass Newcastle United legend Shearer, who is on 260 Premier League goals.

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Out of contract next summer, the England captain could spend the 2023/24 campaign with Tottenham before having his pick of clubs. It is believed he has no intention to sign a new contract in north London.

A move to Chelsea has been suggested, though this is unlikely given their rivalry with his current club. At the same time, Manchester United are extremely interested and would likely be Kane’s number-one choice as a free agent.

Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for the Tottenham talisman, though they appear to be focused on Kylian Mbappe.

Although Kane does not want to extend his Spurs contract, thus giving him the opportunity to leave for nothing in 2024, the club’s owner Daniel Levy is very reluctant to sell the striker this summer.

German champions Bayern have made two bids for Kane, with their most recent offer coming last week.

The Bundesliga giants’ opening offer was reportedly worth around £60million plus add-ons, which Levy instantly rejected.

And they came back with an improved offer of £70m plus some add-ons, which Levy will also turn down, says Fabrizio Romano.

Writing on Twitter on Monday morning, the Italian journalist said the Spurs owner does ‘not intend to accept €80m fixed fee for Harry Kane’.

It is ‘guaranteed’ that this fee is ‘not enough’ for Bayern to get their man.

Thomas Tuchel’s side will ‘insist’ in their pursuit of Kane, however, and are ‘hoping to make progress’ in their negotiations, Romano claims.

Knowing Levy, it must be said that Bayern need to stop messing around and offer at least €100m up front.

They desperately need a striker and Spurs should be open to selling Kane for that price. Losing him to a Premier League rival for nothing would be a disaster.

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