Bayern Munich may miss out on top summer transfer target

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After completing the deal for Yann Sommer last week, Bayern Munich has concluded business for the winter transfer window. The defending Bundesliga champions will now turn their attention to recruitment plans for the summer.

Strengthening the attack is likely to be the primary objective for Die Roten in the summer. They have been consistently linked with several forwards since the start of the season. However, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has emerged as the top target for the record German Champions.

The latest update from England on Kane is bad news for Die Roten’s plans for summer. According to The Athletic, Kane is open to signing a new contract at Tottenham Hotspur. The English forward will have one year on his current deal in the summer, but Spurs are expected to offer him a new deal.

If Kane ends up signing a new deal at Spurs, Bayern will have to look at other options for the number nine role. The 29-year-old striker had reportedly held preliminary talks with Bayern, but it does look like he is favoring an extended stay in England.

Even if Kane had decided against signing a new deal at Spurs, Die Roten may have to fork out a fee close to €100 million to sign him. It remains to be seen if Bayern is ready to sanction such kind of deal in the next window without any major sales to settle the books. Moreover, Die Roten will face intense competition from other top European clubs for his signature, which will boost his transfer fee.

Kane will be the perfect number nine to fill the void left by Robert Lewandowski. The English forward is set to become a record goalscorer for Spurs. The 29-year-old can come short and link up play along with being a prolific goalscorer. Kane is in the prime years of his career, so it is not surprising to see Bayern exploring a move for him.

Bayern may have to turn their attention towards Marcus Thuram if Kane is not eager to leave Spurs in the summer. The defending Bundesliga champions have reportedly touched base with Thuram’s agents as the French striker becomes a free agent in the summer.

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Apart from signing a new striker, Rekordmeister is also looking to secure the future of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. The 33-year-old forward has less than six months left on his contract. He has been a prolific goalscorer for Die Roten this season, so securing his future is crucial for Bayern.