Kane puts his foot down as Bayern remain well short of Tottenham's valuation

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Kane puts his foot down as Bayern remain well short of Tottenham
Kane puts his foot down as Bayern remain well short of Tottenham's valuation

Harry Kane will stay at Tottenham for the rest of the season if Bayern Munich cannot agree a deal with Spurs before the start of the campaign.

Bayern are desperately attempting to convince Daniel Levy to sanction a sale, having seen two bids turned down already. Spurs value Kane at around £100million, though Bayern are yet to show an appetite to shell out such a large fee on the England captain.

Kane only has a year remaining on his contract, with Tottenham keen to avoid seeing him leave the club for free next summer. But he has now put a deadline on completing a move this summer, which could prompt Bayern and Spurs into further talks.

According to the Evening Standard, Kane expects to remain with Spurs if an agreement for a sale has not been reached before the opening game of the Premier League season. Spurs face Brentford on 13 August to kick off the top-flight campaign, meaning Bayern have until then to agree a fee.

The England star is said to have 'made it clear' that he plans to remain with Tottenham if he lines up against the Bees. That is because he believes it would be unfair on Spurs and new boss Ange Postecoglou if he were to depart after the start of the season.

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Talks remain ongoing between Bayern and Tottenham chiefs, but the Premier League side are refusing to set a deadline. It is claimed Kane's new stance could be part of a move to force Spurs into picking up the pace in negotiations.

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Kane puts his foot down as Bayern remain well short of Tottenham's valuationHarry Kane is the subject of interest from Bayern Munich (Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Bayern's bid remains well short of Tottenham's valuation, with Levy meeting chiefs from the Bundesliga champions in London on Monday. Despite that, they are 'increasingly confident' of landing their top target.

A fresh offer of £85m is expected to be submitted in the coming days, though Levy is refusing to sell for less than £100m. Bayern's chief executive Jan-Christian Dreesen and technical director Marco Neppe have held 'positive' discussions with Levy in a bid to find a breakthrough.

Levy still believes he can convince Kane to sign a new contract if he does stay this summer. But boss Postecoglou is keen to find a solution to his star man's future as soon as possible.

"It's fair to say I'm not relaxed about it. I know that every time I am talking to [the press], or whenever Harry is going to talk, that's the first question you are going to get. So, you've got to deal with it," he said last month.

"I think, for everyone concerned, we don't want to be doing it for too long. I don't think that is good for anyone. I don't think it is good for Harry, I don't think it is good for the club, because as laser-focused as we want to be, you end up repeating yourself along the way.

"But the flip side of that is I don't want to put a deadline on it because that adds even more pressure. You want these things to happen for the right reasons. The reality of it is he's still a contracted player at our football club, so that's the way I see him.

"It's not like his contract is ending on the 12th [of August] and he's got to make a decision, he's got another year. So from that part, I am not relaxed but I am not putting pressure on him or anyone else at the football club. But I don't think, deep down, any of us want it to go on for too long."

Jacob Leeks

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