Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will leave the club as a free agent next June if a deal is not agreed with Bayern Munich before the end of today, according to the Telegraph.
The Bundesliga club want to sign the England international but they have had recent bids knocked back, and they have set today’s midnight as the deadline for Spurs to accept their latest offer or they will move on to other targets.
Representatives from Bayern flew into London on Monday to hold talks with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy over lunch, but their latest bid is still some way short of the over £100m Spurs want for the 30-year-old, and they are now prepared to walk away.
Kane wants his future resolved before the 2023-24 Premier League campaign kicks off next weekend, and he is ready to see out the final year of his contract before leaving on a free if both clubs do not strike a deal.
Tottenham want their academy graduate to sign a new contract, but he is not open to remaining at the club beyond next summer having been regularly denied chances to leave, and agreeing to a contract extension is the last thing on his mind.
Manchester City wanted the Englishman two years ago, but Levy was not keen on doing business with a Premier League rival. Manchester United are huge admirers of the striker, but they decided against tabling a bid this summer.
Bayern reckon Levy agreeing to meet them means a deal can be struck and they are ready to break their club transfer record, which stands at £68m, to bring Kane to Germany.
Their manager Thomas Tuchel admires him as he believes he can help fire his side to Champions League success, but the former Chelsea boss wants him available for the DFL-Supercup against RB Leipzig next Saturday.
Kane is 48 goals away from breaking Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 260, but he is open to joining Bayern and eventually returning to England to establish himself as the league’s highest goalscorer of all time having already set the record at club and country level.
It is up to Tottenham to decide as Kane has no plans to push for an exit, and he will not be short of suitors in England, across Europe and the world at large if he becomes available for nothing at the end of next term.
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