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Harry Kane: Bayern Munich not giving up on trying to sign Tottenham striker - Sky in Germany

Sky in Germany are reporting Bayern Munich are not giving up on trying to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham; Kane has entered last year of his Spurs contract; Tottenham insist the 29-year-old is not for sale and club would not welcome any bids for the England captain

Harry Kane applauds the fans following the defeat to Brentford
Image: Tottenham striker Harry Kane is out of contract next summer amid interest from Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich are not giving up on trying to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham, according to Sky in Germany.

Our colleagues in Europe are reporting that Bayern board member Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is leading the pursuit of the 29-year-old, who has entered the final year of his Spurs contract.

Bayern are said to be trying to decipher Tottenham's willingness to sell Kane this summer or not, and the German champions want to make another offer.

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The Daily Mirror's Andy Dunn and The Telegraph's Jeremy Wilson discuss Bayern Munich's interest in Harry Kane

Tottenham insist Kane is not for sale and the club would not welcome any bids for the England captain.

The club also insist they have not received an initial bid for Kane despite reports in Europe that one was made.

Sky in Germany are also reporting that Bayern believe Kane wants to join them over any other club if he is allowed to leave this summer.

Bayern are interested in signing Kane on a free transfer when his contract at Spurs expires in 2024.

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Kane broke Tottenham's all-time goalscoring record in February with the winner against Manchester City.

Harry Kane celebrates after putting Spurs back ahead
Image: Kane is Tottenham's all-time record goalscorer with 280 goals in 435 appearances

It saw Kane move beyond Jimmy Greaves' tally of 266 goals for Spurs, which had stood since 1970.

The next target in Kane's sights is Alan Shearer's record Premier League haul of 260 goals.

After a fine individual campaign in which he scored 30 goals, despite the north London club finishing eighth and having three head coaches, the forward is now only 48 away from passing Shearer's tally.

Analysis: Bayern want Kane now and he wants to join

Sky Sports News senior reporter Rob Dorsett:

"If you believe the mood music coming out of Germany right now, it looks increasingly likely that Harry Kane is going to be a Bayern Munich player at some point in the future. The big question is: will that be this summer or next summer?

"If it's next summer, when Kane is a free agent, then Bayern Munich will be facing some stiff competition. That is obvious, everyone will want to sign Harry Kane.

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Rob Dorsett says Spurs are adamant Harry Kane is not for sale, but explains Bayern Munich are 'determined' to sign the forward either in this transfer window or next summer

"Our colleagues in Sky Germany are saying that Bayern are determined to sign Harry Kane, they are prepared to wait until he is out of contract next summer - but they would prefer to have him this summer for this season. That is their preference. Their interest in him is long-standing, they have tried to sign Kane in several season, they have tried several times.

"What is different this time is that Bayern feel there may be an opportunity in this window as he has one year left on his contract, and they're going to put in a big bid in pretty soon.

"Tottenham are adamant he is not for sale, they won't sell him at any price. They won't welcome any bids for him. So it's a pretty clear-cut, adamant response from Spurs. It doesn't sound like a negotiating position but it could be.

"Bayern are going to test Spurs' resolve - and is Daniel Levy, a brilliant businessman, going to turn down £70m, £80m for Kane when he is going to lose him for free next summer? It's pretty clear at the moment, unless there is significant change, that Kane is not going to sign a new contract as he wants to win trophies.

"I totally could see him going abroad in the search for trophies. He is turning 30 later this month and he wants to win some silverware. Is he going to do that at Spurs? Well, he hasn't done so far. And Bayern are serial winners.

"Since Kane made his Spurs debut, Bayern have won 11 league titles, two Champions League trophies and five German Cups. He knows that if he goes to Bayern Munich, he will win some trophies there. That appeals to him and he's talking to the likes of Jude Bellingham on England duty and he's 19 and already won silverware. And he's done it in Germany. Jadon Sancho has done it in Germany as well.

"Kane also speaks to Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham who are doing well in Serie A. The days of staying in the Premier League are gone.

"A lot of people will talk about the Premier League goalscoring record. He needs 46 goals to beat Alan Shearer's record. He does care about those historic titles and records but he would have to stay for two good seasons to get past that."

Why Bayern interest in Kane is different this time

Bayern 'keen' on Kane
Image: Could Spurs chairman Daniel Levy (left) cash in on Kane this summer in a move to Thomas Tuchel's Bayern Munich?

European football expert Andy Brassell on The Transfer Show:

"Something has really changed between Bayern Munich and Harry Kane. What's changed is that he's expressed an openness to the move.

"This isn't a new interest, Bayern have been interested in a long time, but this is the first time they have had some encouragement back. If you combine that with the fact Kane's got a year left on his contract, it means Spurs have got a decision to make.

"Spurs are going to have to do an extraordinary amount to convince Kane that they are going to consistently qualify for the Champions League in order to get him to sign a new contract. Given Kane's age, this next contract is going to be his last big one while he's in his prime. It's not about the money, it's about the legacy.

"The opportunity to consistently have a go at the Champions League is what has made his nose perk up at Bayern's interest, I suspect."

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Since the announcement of his appointment was made on June 6, the Australian has been planning thoroughly for what appears to be a huge job at Spurs, who face the reality of no European football for the first time since 2010.

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