Harry Kane has been receiving admiring glances from both Chelsea and Bayern Munich over the past few weeks, though Tottenham are very clear on who they’d rather sell to
Harry Kane’s Tottenham future is still up in the air
Tottenham would rather sell Harry Kane to Bayern Munich than to Chelsea should the England skipper push for an exit again.
The two clubs are mulling over a move for the 28-year-old, though both acknowledge that prying him away from Tottenham this summer will be no easy feat, particularly as Kane himself doesn’t appear to have itchy feet anymore.
Tottenham chief Daniel Levy is keen to tie Kane down to a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in 2024, and despite the fact he was desperate to join Manchester City last summer, the club now expect their superstar striker to stay put.
They will only consider a sale if Kane refuses to extend, and if that happens Tottenham will do all they can to prevent him from signing for a Premier League rival, according to German outlet BILD.
Having just lost Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, Bayern are in desperate need of firepower and see Kane as the perfect replacement. Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann recently admitted that he’d love to bring Kane to the Allianz Arena, prompting an angry response from Tottenham manager Antonio Conte.
“For sure, I am a coach that does not speak about other players at other teams,” the Italian fumed during a recent pre-season press conference. “If I want to do something, I’ll go and speak with the club and not go through the media. Maybe it is a little disrespectful for the other club.”
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Chelsea meanwhile have a giant Romelu Lukaku-shaped hole in their squad to fill and with Thomas Tuchel moaning about the sub-standard state of his squad, Blues owner Todd Boehly could be tempted to make statement by throwing everything at bringing the Essex-born star to Stamford Bridge.
Kane meanwhile is within touching distance of becoming both Tottenham and England’s record goalscorer and has set his sights on hitting the ground running next season ahead of the Qatar World Cup.
Bayern Munich are also eyeing up a move for Harry Kane having lost Robert Lewandowski this summer
“We look good. We’ve had some great additions, we’ve been working hard,” he told the club’s website. “The manager has been fantastic and all the staff. We’ve got a great team but as always you have to take that into the season.
“It’s a long old year. It’s not just about August or September, it’s a marathon and we have a World Cup in between that as well. There’s a lot to go on but the squad looks great. Everyone is moving in the right direction and there’s a really good feeling amongst the fans and amongst us so it’s down to us now and start the season well.”