The last summer transfer window was an extravagant one for Bayern Munich. They spent heavily to sign five quality players while losing Robert Lewandowski to FC Barcelona. Die Roten didn’t get a like-for-like replacement for Lewandowski since the market for strikers was difficult in the summer.
Bayern instead added versatile forwards to the squad and significantly strengthened the attack. The Bavarian club signed Sadio Mane and Mathys Tel to get experience and youth in the attack. Despite these two arrivals, Die Roten is looking to add a quality striker in the next summer transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern since the start of the season. The Bavarian club has reportedly held preliminary talks with the English forward’s agents as he enters the final 18 months of his deal at Spurs.
In an interview with Sky Sports Germany this week, Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn refused to rule out a move for Kane in the summer. The former German goalkeeper insisted that they are monitoring several players for the season-end transfer window.
"“Of course, he’s a very good player, but there are also many other very good players.”“We’re considering many, many players and it’s not okay to talk about players who are under contract at other clubs.”"
Meanwhile, Sky Sports in Germany has provided further updates on Die Roten’s pursuit of Kane. The Bavarian club is working in the background to lay the groundwork for the transfer, but the club knows it is a difficult deal to complete. Sky also reports that Bayern is expecting Kane to cost close to €80-100 million, and the English forward is open to a summer move to Bavaria.
Kane has been one of the best strikers in Europe over the past half a decade. He is close to becoming the record goalscorer for England. It is a no-brainer for Die Roten to explore the opportunity of signing him in the summer. He has reportedly halted talks with Spurs over a new deal until the end of the World Cup, giving interested clubs hope about a summer deal.
Since signing a striker is the number one objective for Die Roten next summer, they can afford to use the majority of the summer’s transfer budget for Kane. The next few months will decide whether a move for materialize in the summer. If Kane continues to delay contract talks, Spurs will have no option but cash in.
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Apart from Kane, Bayern has also been tracking Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram. The French striker will become a free agent in the summer. Die Roten will face competition from Inter for Thuram, but it does look like he is the backup option for Kane.