Bayern Munich's next steps after £86m Harry Kane transfer bid rejected by Spurs

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Bayern Munich's next steps after £86m Harry Kane transfer bid rejected by Spurs

If Bayern Munich hadn't realised before this summer that Daniel Levy was a tough negotiator, they certainly do now.

And the German giants are now weighing up their options after the latest blow to their pursuit of Tottenham striker Harry Kane. Having already had two previous bids rejected, an £86million offer was submitted on Friday, with the Bundesliga champions demanding a response by midnight.

But more than 60 hours later, the silence remained deafening from Spurs chairman Levy. And amid his desire to reel in at least £100million for the club's record goalscorer, on Monday afternoon it was confirmed the offer had been turned down.

With Bayern just six days out from their DFL Supercup clash with RB Leipzig, they had previously stated that their latest Kane bid would be their third and final offer. But that pledge is now being put to the test, with reporting the club are weighing up their next move.

The potential add-ons could have seen the eventual price end up close to Levy's valuation. The big decision facing President Herbert Hainer now is whether to give up the pursuit, or instead restructure the bid so that more money is offered up front.

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Levy will also be well aware that his belligerent stance could ultimately backfire in 12 months' time. Kane is in the final year of his contract at the north London club, and would be eligible to walk away on a free at the end of the season.

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Bayern Munich's next steps after £86m Harry Kane transfer bid rejected by SpursHarry Kane's Tottenham future is still in doubt (Getty Images)


But the England captain didn't appear to be weighed down by the intense speculation when he started the club's pre-season game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Sunday. Kane scored four times in an eventual 5-1 win, with manager Ange Postecoglou later asked about the impact of the saga.

"I don't think that's good for anyone," he conceded. "I don't think it's good for Harry, I don't think it's good for the club, because as laser-focused as we want to be, you end up sort of 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."

Spurs have their final pre-season game against Barcelona in the Nou Camp on Tuesday. Their Premier League opener is at Brentford on Sunday, with the transfer window closing on September 1.

Fraser Watson

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