Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Bayern Munich plan to go ‘all in’ for a new striker this summer amid their interest in Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
Bayern Munich are in the market for a new striker as they still have not replaced Robert Lewandowski, who left to join FC Barcelona last summer.
Kane has emerged as one of their main targets after he scored 30 Premier League goals last season. He is under contract until 2024 and he is yet to commit his future to Spurs.
Bayern have already had a couple of bids rejected for Kane, who could end up costing around £100m if Tottenham get their way.
Earlier this week, Bayern chiefs held a ‘secret meeting’ with Daniel Levy over Kane and they are reportedly ‘optimistic’ that a deal can be struck for €100m (£85m).
Bayern Munich have started preparing for next season and Tuchel confirmed during a press conference on Saturday that they are “looking for a number nine”.
He also stated that they will “go all in” if they “find someone that fits in”.
“I have a very boring answer: I do not comment on players who are not with us,” Tuchel told a press conference.
“It’s well known that we are looking for a number 9. If we find someone that fits in, then we’ll go all in. If we don’t find anyone, we’re happy with our squad. But we need more patience.”
Tuchel also hinted that Napoli’s Kim Min-jae is close to joining Bayern Munich: “We want to replace Hernández and it’s not a big secret who that should be…
“I won’t name the name now because that sometimes doesn’t help. We’ll try to announce that in the next few days”.
Tuchel later discussed the future of former Liverpool star Sadio Mane, who is in a “very difficult” position.
“We’ve a constellation that makes it very difficult for Sadio. The player knows that too,” Tuchel added.
“Mane has a contract and wants to stay. And we respect that. But it’s only the first day of training and a lot of things can happen in football”.
On Leon Goretzka and Ryan Gravenberch, he continued: “They both have contracts with us. Ryan is in the challenger role. He has to get the best out of this role.
“Leon had an unsatisfactory final phase. With his status, we expect a lot from him. There’s a lot of competition”.