Ornstein reveals ‘official bid’ from Bayern Munich for Man Utd target Kane as Spurs face big decision

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Harry Kane applauds Tottenham fans

The Athletic‘s David Ornstein has revealed that Bayern Munich have now made an official offer for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Kane only has one year left on his current contract at Spurs with no sign of new terms being agreed with the north London outfit.

Manchester United made Kane a priority target at the start of the summer but quickly pulled out after realising Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy had no intention of selling the England international to a Premier League rival.

A move to Bayern Munich makes more sense from that point of view but there had been reports that Kane wanted to stay in England in order to break Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record.

And now Ornstein has confirmed that Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich ‘have submitted a formal offer’ with their opening bid coming in at ‘€70million plus add-ons’.

The Bavarians ‘are in the market for a new forward this summer with Kane high on their list of priorities’ after watching him bag another 32 goals 49 appearances in all competitions.

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A report yesterday insisted that Bayern is now Kane’s ‘preferred destination’ with Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg claiming the German outfit are confident they can agree a deal for “less than €100m all in”.

Plettenberg wrote on Twitter: “News #Kane: Internally and after new rounds, he‘s the top striker transfer target now. Still difficult but #FCBayern got the signal from Kane that Bayern is his preferred destination. #COYS Bayern bosses, planning the next steps now. Bayern optimistic to get Kane for less than €100m all in.”

When asked about the speculation and whether anything had changed regarding his future, Kane told BT Sport on the final day of the season: “No, no. That’s part and parcel of being a footballer – especially when you’re at the top of your game.

“I’ve just been focusing on this season and trying to help the team as much as possible.

“To score a couple today was nice, to finish that way, but all in all I’m just looking forward to a nice break and then a couple of games with England.”

Kane added: “It has been a disappointing season. We can’t let this win dust over that. A lot to work on.

“We have had to show fight in some moments. A club this size should not be finishing eighth and we need to go away enjoy a break and look how we can improve.”