Harry Kane won't get his dream move as Bayern Munich pursue transfer

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Harry Kane's future is up in the air with Bayern Munich keen on Tottenham hitman

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 02/08/2023

- 09:24

Updated: 02/08/2023

- 09:26

The 30-year-old looks increasingly likely to leave Tottenham behind this summer

Right now, confidence is growing at Bayern Munich that they'll be able to lure Harry Kane away from Tottenham this summer.

The German giants are aggressively pursuing a deal, believing the England international would be the perfect player to replace former strikers such as Sadio Mane and Robert Lewandowski.

Bayern have held fresh talks with Tottenham over the past 24 hours and left those conversations with a renewed sense of optimism.

Kane, according to widespread reports, is open to moving to the Bundesliga. Given how Bayern are virtually guaranteed that crown every year, it's easy to see why.

Bayern Munich Harry Kane

Bayern Munich are confident of signing Tottenham star Harry Kane


Yet Kane's ideal situation would be to join Manchester United. The problem for him is the Red Devils aren't pursuing a deal - and don't seem likely to, either.

Erik ten Hag likes the Tottenham striker. He said as much earlier this week, saying: “I don’t talk about players in other clubs.

“I have to respect the club and respect the player. "Especially Harry Kane, I have huge respect because he is a great striker, one of the best ever. Maybe he can be the best striker ever in the Premier League.”

Yet United, while they've long been admirers of Kane, aren't willing to engage in talks with Tottenham right now.

Partly because of Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy, who is a notoriously tough negotiator.

Levy still hasn't quite forgiven United for snaring Dimitar Berbatov back in the summer transfer window of 2008.

That year, the Tottenham chief agreed to sell Berbatov to Manchester City. But Sir Alex Ferguson intervened and, somewhat typically, got his way in the end with a stunning hijack.

Since then, Levy has refused to allow the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld to move to Old Trafford.

United also feel Kane would cost too much, especially given he'd be available for nothing in 12 months' time.

And they're about to blow a large chunk of their budget on rising star Rasmus Hojlund, too.

The Atalanta striker, who scored nine goals last season, is viewed as a player with the potential to be a world-beater in the coming years ahead.

United have opted to sign Hojlund for an initial fee of £64million.

And though the Denmark international is unproven at the highest level, Ten Hag certainly feels he's onto a winner.

United are also expected to pursue a deal for a fresh midfielder once Hojlund is in the door.

Therefore Kane, at present, looks unlikely to leave Tottenham for their fierce Premier League rivals.

Instead, the prospect of a new challenge abroad - and at Bayern - is seemingly on the cards.

To some, it's a dull move. Bayern's stock has fallen ever since their last Champions League trophy in 2020, even if they've continued to dominate the domestic scene.

Is Thomas Tuchel, a manager who failed to get the best of Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea, really the right man for a player of Kane's strengths?

But the sheer desire to win trophies is likely a huge factor as Kane's move to the Allianz Arena creeps closer.


Harry Kane Tottenham Manchester United

Harry Kane would prefer to leave Tottenham for Manchester United but deal looks unlikely


Tottenham continue to insist Kane won't be going anywhere. It won't be United - but all signs point to a parting of ways.

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