Harry Kane remains the top transfer target for Bayern Munich, but things are not moving swiftly when it comes to negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur. The Bavarian club suffered another setback in their pursuit of Kane on Monday.
According to The Athletic, Spurs have rejected the third bid from Bayern for the English forward. There is still a gap of £25 million between the two clubs. Die Roten’s third bid was reportedly worth €100 million (£86 million), which included several performance-related add-ons.
Meanwhile, The Daily Telegraph in the UK is reporting that Spurs want a sizeable part of the transfer fee paid upfront instead of several bonuses. It remains to be seen if the Bundesliga champions will return with an improved fourth bid for the 30-year-old striker.
Bayern had reportedly given last Friday as the deadline to Spurs for responding to their third bid for Kane. It does look like Die Roten is not yet thinking about walking away from this deal. Sky Sports in the UK is reporting that talks are continuing between the two clubs despite Spurs rejecting the third offer for Kane.
Sport1 has also confirmed that Bayern has not walked away from the deal until now. The Bavarian club is assessing all options for the number nine role. One of these options is making a move for Kane in January, when he will have six months left on his contract at Spurs.
Daily Telegraph also insists that Kane wants his future to be resolved before the start of the Premier League. Spurs kick off their new Premier League campaign against Brentford on Sunday. The next few days will be crucial for this deal as Bayern mull over making a fourth bid.
Kane is a magnificent player that can elevate any attack in the world. However, Die Roten’s entire pursuit of Kane has been a farce. After spending most of the summer working on a deal to get him, Bayern may end up not signing him. The English striker has agreed terms with the Bavarian club, but he is not putting more pressure on Spurs to seal the transfer.
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Along with Kane, Bayern is also facing frustration in their quest to sign Kyle Walker from Manchester City. The English defender has verbally agreed a deal with Die Roten, but Manchester City is eager to keep him. There has been no breakthrough regarding a fee during talks between the two clubs.