As his contract with Tottenham Hotspur expires, Harry Kane has been extensively linked to a move to Bayern Munich, but Hasan Salihamidzic has addressed the rumored interest.
Hasan Salihamidzic, the director of Bayern Munich, has downplayed the Germain giants’ alleged interest in signing Harry Kane.
After Robert Lewandowski departed the team to sign with Barcelona in the summer, the 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Bayern.
The England international is reportedly also on Bild’s 2023 transfer shortlist.
According to the German publication, Kane’s contract situation is being closely monitored by Bayern Munich’s sporting director, Salihamidzic.
The Bundesliga champions will swoop in if he does not sign a new deal in North London, and it is said that they have already gotten in touch with Harry Kane’s brother Charlie.
Back in July, Julian Nagelsman expressed his enthusiasm for Kane, while Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Khan stated it would be a “dream” for a player of his caliber to sign with the German powerhouse.
However, Salihamidzic revealed that Bayern is not pressing for a deal for the forward.
“I don’t think Oliver Kahn is pressuring a trade for Kane,” he stated. “Everyone can lower their gear. There is no substance to it.”
However, now that Antonio Conte has joined the team, Kane may be prepared to sign a new contract with Tottenham, committing his long-term future to the team.
He has previously been rumored to move to Manchester City, but after signing Erling Haaland, it appears unlikely that they will need a striker anytime soon, making better choices than Tottenham difficult to find.
With Karim Benzema turning 34 in the summer of 2019, Real Madrid might be looking for another forward.
Bayern are the only other team who might be interested, considering their current dearth of central attackers.
The manager of Tottenham, though, has often stated his desire to keep Kane with the team.
“My perspective is only one of a million opinions [trying] to tell the club to sign a new contract for Harry Kane.” Conte said.
“Since the man in question is a world-class striker and Tottenham’s current most representative player. I want him to sign a new deal without a doubt.
Seeing him joyful and fully committed to this season, this undertaking, and what we are doing right now is crucial to me.
This is the most significant to me. The player and the club must then make a decision at that point.”