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“Significant gulf in valuation” of Harry Kane looms over Bayern Munich’s talks with Tottenham

Bayern are making a strong push to close this out. Will it be enough?

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Update — July 21st, 5:25PM EDT: The clubs are £25m apart

Per reporting from The Athletic, Bayern Munich and Tottenham have a £25m (€29.2m) chasm to bridge on Harry Kane — and that’s after in-person talks between club officials in London.

Taking the latest rumored numbers and Bayern’s rejected opening bid into account (€70m + add-ons, per The Athletic), it appears Tottenham’s demands are are as high as €122m for the England international, and at minimum €99m.

Bayern Munich are locked in on acquiring Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, and discussions are advancing this week between the two clubs. Although the Bavarians seem to be trying everything, it sounds like it’s still a matter of money: Bayern reluctant to fully open the purse strings, Tottenham perhaps expecting it will happen before the end.

The deal seems so close, yet so far. Bayern’s latest reported package — €93m or £80m — is still just a bit shy of that mythical three-figure number in euros. But now that Sadio Mané has been sold to Saudi Arabia and Al-Nassr, it could make the Bavarians more open to hitting the big €1-0-0...million.

Sports journalist Ben Jacobs has the report:

Sport1 journalist Kerry Hau concurs: good feelings, but no agreement.

The interesting part of this is that Bayern might be relying now on Kane himself to put more pressure on Tottenham for a transfer. Could Kane, a consummate pro still smarting from his last attempt to rock the boat, really start agitating? Or will Bayern give in to make sure this protracted and very public pursuit of the English superstar striker wasn’t all in vain?

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