According to an exclusive report by Bild (paywalled so you know it’s big), Bayern Munich sent a delegation to London for a face-to-face meeting with Daniel Levy over the transfer of Harry Kane. The Tottenham Hotspur striker has been linked with a move to the Bavarian capital all summer, and the club remain optimistic even though the meeting apparently didn’t result in a breakthrough.
Bild says the club sent a “high-level” delegation for talks. This could mean that, instead of just chief scout Marco Neppe — who has been in charge of leading talks ever since the dismissal of Hasan Salihamidzic at the end of last season — maybe the likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge could have been involved. It was reported earlier in the season that KHR would take a leading role in big moves this summer, and moves don’t get much bigger than this.
According to Bild, Tottenham only want to start considering offers from 100m euros minimum — a dear price for Bayern to pay, for a 29-year-old (soon to be 30) striker on the final year of his contract. On the other hand, Bayern must know that this is the BEST chance to land a world class replacement to Robert Lewandowski. Other options like Dusan Vlahovic or Randal Kolo Muani are not at the level required, or (like Victor Osimhen) simply far too expensive, even by striker standards.
With face-to-face meetings finally taking place, expect more movement in the coming days. No more jokes about Levy sending Bayern’s bids straight to the answering machine. If the two sides can hopefully come to an agreement before the end of July, then Harry Kane could join Thomas Tuchel and the team for preseason. That would be a welcome relief for the fans, who are undoubtedly watching this whole saga with bated breath.
Fabrizio Romano has confirmed Bild’s reporting, and added his own information on what went down behind closed doors. Looks like Bayern Munich are in this one for the long haul.
Bayern and Tottenham had a conversation today and Bayern told Spurs in very clear terms that they have no intention to stop, they want Harry Kane and they will try again. Bayern tried to explore Daniel Levy's real conditions to sell Kane [@FabrizioRomano] https://t.co/w75pxADd5T— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 13, 2023
Bayern Munich seem extremely optimistic about this, according to Bild. Also, it’s been confirmed that new CEO Jan Christian Dreesen is the man who met Levy in London, putting him at the forefront of this move. KHR is also in the background.
Bayern bosses left today's meeting with Daniel Levy with a 'very good feeling'. The feeling is that they're on a very good way. CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen and technical director Marco Neppe are leading the talks. Rummenigge acting in the background [@cfbayern, @altobelli13]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 13, 2023
This report is corroborated by David Ornstein of The Athletic.
Bayern Munich CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen met Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy over breakfast in London to discuss Harry Kane. No fresh offer made, no price given. Clubs on good terms. Kane travels with #THFC for pre-season tomorrow @TheAthleticFC #FCBayern https://t.co/hwirnQ8Dle— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 13, 2023
Florian Plettenberg has more good news!
An 'insider' close to the negotiations for Harry Kane has said he expects the Kane to Bayern deal to go through within the next 2-3 weeks [@Plettigoal]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 14, 2023
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