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Harry Kane: Bayern to smash transfer record in Tottenham coup, as second deal hastens exit

Tottenham striker Harry Kane

Bayern Munich are prepared to break their transfer record to sign Harry Kane and are confident an agreement will be reached

Bayern Munich are ‘confident’ they’ll sign Harry Kane very shortly and are prepared to pay Tottenham a club-record fee, while a second transfer is hastening the process, per reports.

The future of Harry Kane is a topic that continues to dominate the headlines. The 30-year-old has just one year remaining on his Spurs contract and with an extension appearing unlikely, Tottenham are in a difficult position.

Indeed, losing their all-time leading scorer would be a bitter pill to swallow – even if they did receive a giant fee.

However, if Spurs hold out and can’t convince Kane to pen fresh terms, they’ll lose their most valuable asset for free this time next summer.

Tottenham’s position throughout the window has always been Kane is not for sale. However, that hasn’t stopped Bayern Munich, Man Utd and PSG from circling.

United’s interest has likely waned after striking an agreement to sign Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta. From the two European powerhouses it’s Bayern who are now on pole position.

The German giant have already seen two bids worth £60m plus add-ons and £70m plus add-ons rejected by Spurs.

However, according to fresh updates from Sky Sports and Sky Germany, a third bid that could swing a deal is coming.

Firstly, it’s confirmed Bayern chief executive Jan-Christian Dreesen and technical director Eric Neppe flew to London this morning for crunch talks with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy. Per Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, both officials have good relations with Levy.

Secondly, Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol reports Bayern are prepared to break their transfer record for the signing of Kane. That’s despite the player being in the final year of his deal.

Bayern’s current record is the €80m paid to sign Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid in 2019. Bayern are ‘prepared to pay more than that’ for Kane.

The German side are labelled ‘confident’ Kane will lead their attack next season. While not stated, another factor to consider is if Spurs do cash in, they’d no doubt prefer selling to an overseas side rather than domestic rival.

That avenue would ensure Kane doesn’t come back to haunt them on the regular – unless Spurs and Bayern meet in Europe down the line, of course.

Finally, the impending exit of Sadio Mane to Al Nassr is aiding Bayern’s chase from a financial perspective.

The ex-Liverpool forward is primed to link up with Cristiano Ronaldo at Al Nassr, with the deal netting Bayern around £30m.

That money – along with Mane’s hefty £250,000-a-week salary – will be put towards financing a deal for Kane.

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