Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel has laughed off speculation of a Harry Kane transfer.
Tuchel was speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of the Bavarians’ 2023-2024 German Football League (DFL)-Supercup match against RB Leipzig at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany at 3:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
The Super Cup is a one-off match between last season’s Bundesliga champion and the champion of the German Cup competition, the DFB-Pokal.
Last season, Bayern Munich was crowned Bundesliga champions for the 11th consecutive season after winning the league title in a nail-biter with Borussia Dortmund.
RB Leipzig defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 in the final of the Pokal Cup to claim the top spot in the competition.
“The journalists probably know more about where Kane is and what he’s doing than I do,” Tuchel said of the new arrival, adding: “We are working on signing Kane. It’s not a secret, but I can’t say anything unless there is a decision and an agreement.”
Again, “We are working intensively on the signing of Kane,” he said, adding, “We don’t have an agreement yet, and when we don’t have an agreement, we won’t comment because he is not yet the manager’s player.”
When asked about the possibility of not finalizing a deal for Kane before the Super Cup and not playing him against Leipzig, Tuchel was coy, saying he would fight on with the players he has.
“All options are open. Kane is not our player at the moment,” he said, “Our job is to push the players we have. It’s still early in the season and we have time. We have another training session tomorrow.”
“Kane has decided to join Bayern Munich,” The Athletic’s David Onstein said on Nov. 11. German outlet Bild reported that “Kane has asked Tottenham for permission to undergo a medical to join Munich.”
European soccer transfer expert Fabrizio Romano also said that “Kane, Bayern Munich and Tottenham have all completed negotiations,” adding that “Tottenham are determined to receive the total transfer fee of €120 million ($174.7 billion) offered by Bayern Munich. Kane will undergo a medical in the coming days.”
Earlier, local media in England reported that Bayern Munich and Tottenham had finalized a deal for Kane.
The Athletic reported on Tuesday that Bayern Munich have agreed a deal with Tottenham to sign Harry Kane.
“Bayern Munich’s offer is more than 100 million euros ($144.9 million) and Tottenham have accepted it,” the outlet reported, citing German sources.
In the end, however, it was revealed that Kane had decided to leave Tottenham for Bayern Munich and was set to undergo a medical.
In the meantime, the Bavarians have made a £100million bid for the player, but Spurs have repeatedly rejected it.
“Kane is expecting his future to be decided this weekend, with Bayern Munich offering Tottenham a £86m ($144.3m) transfer fee,” said The Sun. “Bayern Munich are hoping the deal will be resolved by the weekend. Including a further option of £17 million ($28.3 billion), Bayern Munich’s offer exceeds £100 million.”
The Bavarians have been active in their pursuit of Kane, making three bids for him this summer, all of which were rejected by Tottenham.
Despite the rejection, Bayern Munich did not give up. The club’s top brass traveled to London and held talks with chairman Daniel Levy.
With the Premier League kicking off on the 13th, it was expected to be difficult for the Bavarians to sign Kane, but they are close to making a move.
With the Bundesliga opener just over a week away and a chance to start the season on a high note by lifting the trophy, Tuchel has opened up about the Kane transfer saga that has dominated the soccer world in recent days.
Local media in England and Germany reported on Tuesday that Munich and Tottenham had reached a dramatic agreement over the transfer fee for Kane. The transfer fee agreed between the two clubs is estimated to be in excess of €100 million, including options.
After Tottenham accepted the offer, the transfer speculation intensified as Kane also wanted to move to Munich. German Sky Sports journalist Florian Platenberg, who is well versed in the Munich situation, wrote on social media on November 11: “The Kane transfer is now almost complete. The contract has been finalized until 2027 and the medical will take place today (Nov. 11).”
“As recently reported, Kane is expected to be cleared for the transfer soon and arrive in Munich on Friday (Nov. 11). If the medical is completed quickly, Kane is hoping to be available for the Super Cup clash with Leipzig on Nov. 13,” he added. 안전카지노사이트