Bayern Munich are ready to smash their transfer record and bid £85million for Harry Kane for a move from Tottenham
Club executives Jan-Christian Dreesen and Marco Neppe flew into London for talks with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy on Monday.
And while a deal was not agreed, Bayern are preparing a third bid that eclipses the £68m they paid for Lucas Hernandez in 2019.
The striker is open to a move to Germany and while Levy wants at least £100m for his star man, it is believed an offer in the region of £90m would tempt him.
Bayern are set to give the England captain a four-year deal so he can join Thomas Tuchel’s squad ahead of his first full season in charge.
The delegation of Dreesen and Neppe landed back in Munich at 7.10PM on Monday following the aforementioned talks with Levy in London and the mood was positive among the pair.
Bayern’s Mathys Tel has been mentioned, though he isn’t overly keen on a move, and Gift Orban of Genk is another thought to be under consideration.
Spurs will also consider a deal for Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson if they do sell the England captain.
Forest boss Steve Cooper doesn’t want to sell Johnson, who also has admirers at Aston Villa, but with FFP on their shoulders they have to be realistic.
The East Midlands outfit have already rebuffed Brentford’s offer of £35m plus add-ons for the Welsh star but it is understood offers closer to £50m would have to be looked at.
Spurs won’t go that high but could find a middle ground as they target a quicker profile to their attack.
Ange Postecoglou’s side have just returned from their pre-season tour of Australia, Thailand and Singapore and have two more friendlies against Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona.
They will then get their season underway away at Brentford on August 13.