Bayern Munich working on a deal for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane

Harry Kane
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Bayern Munich (opens in new tab) want a world-class striker to fill the void left by Robert Lewandowski and have set their sights on Harry Kane.

According to Florian Plettenberg (opens in new tab) of Sky Sports Germany, Bayern are exploring the possibility of bringing Kane to the Bundesliga in a deal that could cost up to €100million.

Tottenham Hotspur (opens in new tab) would be desperate to keep their star man after successfully warding off interest from Manchester City (opens in new tab) last summer.

Kane admitted his desire to leave the club so he could win major honours before reaffirming his commitment to Spurs late on in the transfer window.

But he only has 18 months left on his current contract and could be tempted by the virtual guarantee of goals and trophies on offer at Bayern.

They have won the last 10 Bundesliga titles, often by a considerable margin, while creating a wealth of chances for their centre-forward.

Lewandowski averaged almost 30 league goals a season during his eight years in Bavaria before joining Barcelona (opens in new tab) for €45million.

Kane would back himself to be equally prolific in a side that boasts the creative talents of Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Sadio Mane and Jamal Musiala amongst others.

The 29-year-old is believed to feel settled at Tottenham and optimistic about the future should Antonio Conte remain in charge.

The appointment of Conte last November demonstrated the club’s ambition and helped them secure Champions League qualification ahead of fierce rivals Arsenal (opens in new tab).

Despite concerns about their style of play, and habit of making sluggish starts to games, Spurs are through to the knockout rounds and fourth in the Premier League.

For now, Kane is focused on the World Cup having led England (opens in new tab) to a last 16 clash with Senegal (opens in new tab) after topping their group.

He is yet to score in the tournament but has already claimed three assists for Gareth Southgate’s side, who are one of the favourites to win the trophy.

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Sean Cole
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Sean Cole is a freelance journalist. He has written for FourFourTwo, BBC Sport and When Saturday Comes among others. A Birmingham City supporter and staunch Nikola Zigic advocate, he once scored a hat-trick at St. Andrew’s (in a half-time game). He also has far too many football shirts and spends far too much time reading the Wikipedia pages of obscure players.