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Bayern Munich and Tottenham remain apart in their valuation of Harry Kane following fresh talks, with the striker leaning towards staying at the Premier League club as it stands.

The Athletic reported on Monday that Spurs had rejected a third proposal from Bayern for Kane after seeing bids in June and July turned down.

Talks over a potential transfer continued on Monday evening but a gap remains over the sum needed to prise the England captain away from north London.

Bayern’s interest remains but Kane, who could leave on a free transfer next summer, is reluctant to move once the new season has started.


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The 30-year-old is currently preparing for Sunday’s Premier League opener against Brentford and has enjoyed working under new boss Ange Postecoglou in pre-season, with the Australian’s attacking brand of football an appeal.

Kane played a full part in the club’s summer tour of Australia and Singapore and scored four goals in a 5-1 victory against Shakhtar Donetsk in a friendly on Sunday.

Postecoglou admitted after that game that he was in “open dialogue” with Kane and the club about the situation.

But he said: “We can’t wait (around) for a decision either way to get going. We don’t have the time or the luxury to do that. You saw today that Harry certainly is invested in what we’re doing and we’ll keep on doing that unless something changes.”

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Analysis by Raphael Honigstein and Mark Carey

It’s easy to see why the serial German champions have made Kane their No 1 priority this summer. He is two players in one: a wonderful finisher in the box but just as adept at holding the ball up and playing in fast runners — which Bayern’s squad have in abundance — moving beyond him.

Kane will commonly drift into half-spaces in attacking phases to try to play a killer ball between the lines — commonly to unlock a defence or play the “pass before the assist” — rather than always being that striker prowling the zone between the goalposts.

Tuchel’s possession game will be greatly enhanced by a technical forward who can create depth by dragging defenders out of the back line. At the same time, Kane can also play like a more orthodox target man, holding up the ball for his team’s midfielders to join the attack.

He is quite simply a chief goalscorer and creator for club and country.

(Photo: Jacques Feeney/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

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