Bayern Munich and Tottenham remain separate in their assessment of Harry Kane after fresh talks, with the striker leaning towards staying in the Premier League as he is.
the athlete Tottenham have rejected a third bid from Bayern for Kane after rejecting offers in June and July, the Tottenham Hotspur newspaper reported on Monday.
Talks continued over a possible transfer on Monday night but there was still a gap over the amount needed to tip the England captain away from north London.
Bayern’s interest remains, but Kane, who could leave on a free transfer next summer, is reluctant to move once the new season begins.
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The 30-year-old is currently preparing for Sunday’s Premier League opener against Brentford, and has enjoyed working under new boss Ange Postecoglou in pre-season, as Australian football resumes.
Kane played a full part in the club’s summer tour of Australia and Singapore, scoring four goals in a 5-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in a friendly on Sunday.
Postecoglou admitted after that match that he had been in an “open dialogue” with Keane and the club about the situation.
But he said: “We can’t wait (around) to make a decision either way to move forward. We don’t have the time or the luxury to do that. I saw today that Harry is definitely invested in what we’re doing and we’ll continue to do that unless something changes.”
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Analysis by Raphael Honigstein and Mark Curry
It’s easy to see why series champions Germany have made Kane their number one priority this summer. He’s two players in one: a striker who’s great in the penalty area but adept at carrying the ball and playing fast runners – which Bayern Munich have in abundance – gets him past.
Keane will usually drift into the half-spaces in attacking phases to try and play a killer ball between the lines – usually to open up the defense or play the ‘pass before assist’ – rather than always having the striker prowl the area between the goalposts.
Tuchel’s possession game will be greatly enhanced by the technical striker who can create depth by drawing in defenders from the backline. At the same time, Kane can also play as a more traditional goal man, holding the ball for his team’s midfielders to join the attack.
He is simply a leading goalscorer and setter for club and country.
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