It is a decisive week for Bayern Munich when it comes to signing their top transfer target for the summer. After holding positive talks with Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy on Monday, Bayern is expecting a final decision on Harry Kane by the end of Friday.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Bayern has set a midnight deadline on Friday for Spurs to decide whether they want to sell Kane this summer. Bayern is the only club actively in talks with Spurs for the English striker. Die Roten will switch their attention to other options if Spurs don’t communicate their decision on Friday.
The information from Daily Telegraph has also been confirmed by Bild and Fabrizio Romano. It was previously reported that Bayern wanted an agreement with Spurs over a deal to sign Kane this week, so it makes sense for the Bundesliga club to set a deadline.
Despite positive talks between Spurs and Bayern on Monday, there remains a substantial gap between both clubs’ valuation of Kane. Spurs are reportedly looking to get a fee close to £100 million for the English striker, while Bayern is ready to pay £86 million with performance-related add-ons. The Bavarian club has already submitted a new offer for the star striker.
Spurs have previously sold their star players to clubs outside England (Gareth Bale and Luka Modric) at the end of transfer windows. Bayern is not keen on a long-drawn transfer saga, so they want a resolution one way or the other sooner rather than later.
Harry Kane is open to joining Bayern. He held productive talks with Thomas Tuchel, which will make personal terms a formality if both clubs can reach an agreement over the transfer fee. Paris Saint-Germain has also shown interest in Kane, but he is reportedly not keen on a move to the French club.
Spurs have offered a lucrative new deal to Kane. The English striker is in no rush to sign a new contract when the transfer window is open. If Bayern fails to sign him this summer, they may try to get him on a free transfer next summer. However, there will be significant competition for Kane next summer.
Want your voice heard? Join the Bayern Strikes team!
Die Roten ideally wants a new number nine in the squad before the DFL Supercup clash against RB Leipzig in mid-August. They may have to explore other options, such as Randal Kolo Muani and Dusan Vlahovic if Spurs decide against selling Kane. The ball is in Spurs’ court to make a decision or risk losing Kane on a free transfer in 2024.