German club honorary president Uli Hoeneß has announced that Tottenham striker Harry Kane has “clearly indicated his decision” to join Bayern Munich.
The Bundesliga champions received an initial bid of €70m plus add-ons for Kane that was rejected last month, but Bayern are still keen to secure the England captain.
Manager Thomas Tuchel has already discussed a possible transfer with Kane and Hoeness, speaking from Bayern’s pre-season training camp, said he was confident of defeating Tottenham’s record goalscorer if the player “keeps his word”.
“Ken has indicated his decision very clearly,” Hoeness said in quotes to SPORT1. “If he keeps his word, we will have him. (President) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge speaks to him regularly.”
Kane has one year left on his Spurs contract with the club still hoping to convince him to extend the contract.
The striker reported to Tottenham on the first day of pre-season on Wednesday and traveled with the rest of the squad to Perth, Australia, on Friday.
The relationship between the two clubs is such a good one that Bayern Munich chief executive Jan Christian Dresen met Tottenham chief Daniel Levy over breakfast in London on Thursday.
No new offer was made for Kane at the meeting and no price was set after Bayern’s initial bid.
Kane’s contract negotiations with Tottenham were suspended last season with the striker focused instead on trying to help the club return to the Champions League.
However, Tottenham missed out on European football altogether after finishing in eighth place.
Kane has yet to win a domestic or international trophy, but he broke the all-time record for Tottenham Hotspur in February when he scored his 267th goal for Jimmy Greaves. He became England’s record goalscorer the following month.
Staying firm and keeping Kane would be a risk worth taking for Levy and Tottenham
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