Bayern Munich are reportedly preparing an improved offer of £86 million ($109m) for Harry Kane, but that still falls short of Tottenham’s valuation.
The Bundesliga champions have seen an initial approach of £60m ($76m) for England captain Kane knocked back, but they are refusing to accept defeat in pursuit of Spurs’ all-time leading scorer.
According to the Evening Standard, a second bid is being readied.
Tottenham has made it clear that they want at least £100 million ($127 million) for a talismanic component of their plans, despite the fact that the 29-year-old frontman is reaching the final year of his contract in north London.
Bayern Munich is reportedly willing to increase their offer as high as £86 million.
Spurs maintain that they do not want to part with Kane, as they run the risk of losing him as a free agent in 2024, with Daniel Levy a notoriously difficult chairman to negotiate with.
Thomas Tuchel is, however, leading Bayern’s push for a proven No.9 that would fill the void at the Allianz Arena created by Robert Lewandowski’s move to Barcelona in 2022.