Harry Kane has a year left on his Tottenham contract and could walk away for free next summer; will Kane be at Spurs when they play Brentford – live on Sky Sports – on opening weekend of the season on August 13?; Spurs interested in Porto striker Mehdi Taremi – Sky Italy
Bayern Munich are still waiting on a response from Tottenham after the German champions submitted their ‘final offer’ for Harry Kane.
Bayern wanted a quick response otherwise they could move onto other targets, and it remains to be seen how they will react if the wait goes on.
Bayern’s offer for the 30-year-old England captain is worth more than €100m euros (£86.24m) with add-ons included, according to Sky in Germany.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is in the USA but the trip is not believed to be linked to any potential transfer.
Kane is expected to be involved in Tottenham’s friendly at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Sunday.
Kane wants to have his future resolved before Tottenham’s opening Premier League game of the new season at Brentford, live and exclusive on Sky Sports on Sunday August 13.
Sky Sports News reported previously that there was at least a £20m gap in valuation. Bayern believe they have improved on this and feel their proposal is fair and final.
Kane is out of contract next summer and the risk for Spurs is keeping him beyond the current transfer window and losing an elite goalscorer on a free next summer, potentially to a Premier League rival.
He is unwilling to sign a new contract with Tottenham this summer and his preference is to join Bayern over other interested clubs, including French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
If Spurs accept the offer Sky Sports News believes the transfer could happen quickly.
Kane could potentially earn in the region of £11m net annually over the course of a five-year contract. That will be broken down into basic salary, number of games played and bonuses.
Tottenham’s record scorer also has not ruled out returning to the Premier League in the future.
Kane scored 30 Premier League goals last season in a disappointing campaign for Spurs as they finished eighth to miss out on European football, while they remain without a trophy since 2008.
He has scored 280 goals in 435 appearances for the club, having scored his first Spurs goal in December 2011, while in the Premier League he has netted 213 times in 320 Premier League games and is currently 48 goals off breaking Alan Shearer’s record as the highest scorer in Premier League history.
Spurs step up striker search
Sky in Italy is reporting Tottenham are interested in Porto striker Mehdi Taremi. It is claimed Porto want £26m for the Iranian forward.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have agreed a deal with Rosario Central to sign striker Alejo Veliz.
However, it has not yet been decided whether the player will return to the Argentine club on loan.
Spurs see Veliz as a talent to develop for the future and the north London club have beaten other interested clubs to his signature.
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Kane’s call: Continue sentimental success search or join Bayern trophy charge?
Price is what you pay; value is what you get. So as Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy negotiates the numbers with Bayern Munich’s CEO, striker Harry Kane will be weighing up what a move could bring him and what it would be worth.
While he has intimated he is open to the switch, his belief it would be unfair to leave if a deal isn’t done before the first Premier League game of the season is a reminder of his loyalty to his boyhood club.
Of course, with Kane this isn’t about the money. He would become Bayern’s top earner but the driver of this move is his legacy.
With that in mind, the Premier League goalscoring record is something to factor in. He has been open about his ambition to add that historic accolade to his scoring records for Tottenham and England and it has been used in the past as an argument as to why he wouldn’t move abroad. After scoring 30 times last season, it is a record that is also within sight.
But a move to Germany with Bayern needn’t end that aim. A five-year contract is reportedly on the table but whether that is completed in full or not, there could still be time for Kane – who has meticulously managed his body – to return in search of the remaining 48 strikes he needs to surpass Alan Shearer.
A move to Bayern would also all-but guarantee the elusive team trophy missing from his CV.
Read the full feature by Sky Sports’ Peter Smith here…
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