Tottenham Hotspur owner Joe Lewis has vetoed chairman Daniel Levy by telling him to avoid at all costs the risk of losing Harry Kane for free next summer.
Kane has entered the final year of his contract at Tottenham, but Levy has so far resisted any attempts by other clubs to prise him away. The striker seems to have no intention of renewing his contract, which puts Spurs in a precarious position.
Bayern Munich have established themselves as the main bidders for Kane. To that end, they have prepared a long-term contract offer and could soon test Tottenham’s resolve with a third bid.
Until now, Levy’s plan has been to do everything he can to keep Kane. However, it now appears he has been overruled by Lewis.
According to various reports, Lewis has informed Levy that Tottenham cannot afford to lose Kane for free. Therefore, the chances of them selling their all-time top scorer have suddenly increased.
The asking price remains in the region of £100m, which is higher than the most recent offer by Bayern of £70m plus add-ons.
Per The Guardian, Levy now knows Kane ‘must be sold’ if he does not renew his contract. His most likely destination still seems to be Bayern, but there are now some conflicting claims as to whether Man Utd could revive their interest.
Man Utd might revive Kane transfer hopes – or not
Earlier in the summer, Kane was Man Utd’s top target as they searched for a new centre-forward. However, the high asking price prompted them to move on to Rasmus Hojlund.
Indeed, a first bid is being prepared for the Atalanta striker this week. However, The Guardian has suggested Man Utd could make the most of the latest development with Kane to revive their pursuit of the England captain.
Interestingly, it is claimed that the £100m transfer fee wouldn’t be the main stumbling block, but Kane’s wage demands would be.
Perhaps with that in mind, plus their pursuit of Hojlund, talkSPORT is reporting that Man Utd are unlikely to make a new move for Kane, despite the radio station also revealing Tottenham’s new stance.
According to talkSPORT, Levy actually thinks Kane is worth £130m. However, Bayern believe they have won the striker over and will be ready to make a third offer to pile the pressure on.
The Bundesliga champions are ready to sell Sadio Mane to Al Nassr after just one year in order to clear space for Kane, who will be a more natural successor to Robert Lewandowski after the Poland international’s exit for Barcelona last year.