Update — July 31st, 12:25PM EDT: Bayern, Spurs still far apart on deal
Bayern Munich and Tottenham representatives had lunch in central London today— Football Daily (@footballdaily) July 31, 2023
There remains a £20m gap in valuation for Harry Kane
Spurs will also insist on a buyback clause should he return to the Premier League
[via @skysportspaulg] pic.twitter.com/xU2AAtity4
Update — July 31st, 12:00PM EDT: Bayern brass returns home without Kane deal
According to Sky Sport journalist Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen and technical director Marco Neppe will fly back to Germany — without a deal for Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane.
However, that does not mean that the transfer is dead. Plettenberg even says that the Bayern Munich executives did not expect to finalize anything today.
There will be further negotiations:
Bayern bosses did not fly to London today expecting to reach a complete agreement about a transfer of Harry #Kane. They will return to Munich tonight.— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 31, 2023
➡️ Negotiations ongoing! No agreement yet! @SkySportDE pic.twitter.com/wulaHDt4de
Club CEO Jans-Chrstian Dreesen and technical director Marco Neppe have flown to London in hopes of striking a deal with Tottenham for the English striker. After Friday’s meeting was cancelled by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, the Bavarians will try to get the transfer deal done today:
Plettenberg added more context here as well:
❗️Bayern bosses Dreesen and Neppe on their way to London NOW - to meet Spurs boss Levy Neppe has arrived the airport a few seconds ago. #Kane— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 31, 2023
➡️ Dreesen & Neppe, very good and respectful relation with #Levy. There are concrete negotiations for days. That’s a crucial… pic.twitter.com/CcdF8p3ACx
Full text of the tweet is available here:
❗️Bayern bosses Dreesen and Neppe on their way to London NOW - to meet Spurs boss Levy Neppe has arrived the airport a few seconds ago. #Kane
➡️ Dreesen & Neppe, very good and respectful relation with #Levy. There are concrete negotiations for days. That’s a crucial development compared to the previous weeks.
➡️ Bayern want to finalize the deal this week as reported. Kane is only waiting for an agreement between the clubs. ✅
@SkySport_Ben | @SkySportDE
Sport1 journalist Kerry Hau broke down the aim for Bayern Munich in taking the flight this morning and how Levy’s stance on a sale might be changing (as captured by @iMiaSanMia):
Bayern’s ‘clear goal’ is to reach an agreement with Tottenham for Kane this week. Thomas Tuchel, Ange Postecoglou & Kane himself want a quick end to this saga. Clubs are in contact, talking to each other professionally - signs are pointing towards an agreement soon.
Levy has now realized that Kane wants to go to Bayern and that he has to sell him this summer because extending the contract is not an option for the player - so it’s now mainly about money.
Bayern want to stick to their internal limit of €100m but are also clear that this transfer would not fall through in the end because of a few million. The club is determined to fulfill Tuchel’s wish to sign Kane - the earlier the better.
So...what should Bayern Munich fans do now? They wait:
(cues piano music)
What do Bayern fans dreams of?
When they take a little Bayern snooze
Do they dream of mauling Dortmund?
Or Harry Kane in his Lederhosen suit
Don’t you worry your pretty Bavarian head
Were gonna get Harry back to Säbener Straße and a cozy hybrid grass bed
And then were gonna celebrate our new striker Kane
And that will hopefully end the Thomas Tuchel’s attacking pains
Kane Kane Oh Kane Kane Kanie Kane Kane
But if Levy decides he wants to be a hardass and ruin the season....well then we’re sh*t outta luck.
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