Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) would be ready to pay 100 million euros to beat Bayern Munich to the signing of Harry Kane.
According to RMC Sport, the Parisians have set their sights on the Tottenham Hotspur striker amid uncertainty over Kylian Mbappe’s future. The Ligue 1 champions have reportedly held talks with Kane and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
However, PSG have not yet reached an agreement with the English leader. A further meeting between all parties is scheduled for next week as the French giants seek to steer the 29-year-old away from north London.
Kane is also on Bayern’s radar, and the striker has made a move to the Allianz Arena his priority. However, the Bavarians failed with two offers, the second one worth €80m.
The England captain is expected to receive a salary of 12 million euros a year if he opts for the Bundesliga champions. However, PSG could outbid and offer Tottenham €100m for their talismanic striker as well.
Kane was in prolific form last season, scoring 32 goals in 49 games in all competitions. He has long been considered one of the best centre-forwards in Europe as he not only scores tons of goals but also plays his teammates.
The England striker has just one year left on his contract but the European giants are pushing for his signature this summer. The lure of winning trophies prompts the striker to leave Spurs.
Mauricio Pochettino compares PSG leader Kylian Mbappé to Harry Kane
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino coached both Mbappe at PSG and Kane at Tottenham, and the pair were in fine form under the Argentine coach.
The Blues’ new manager has compared the two forwards’ playing styles at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar (via football.london):
“Harry is someone who do need to feel connected to the game. But Kylian is quite the opposite.
“If he doesn’t touch the ball, he’s relaxed. He’s got so much confidence in himself. He knows that when the ball hits him, he’ll always beat his opponent and do what he knows best.”
That assessment has merit given Kane’s insistence on stepping back to help his side in transition while Mbappe sits and waits for the game to come his way. Both have dazzled under Pochettino during their respective spells with the Argentine.
Mbappe, 24, has registered 67 goals and 34 assists in 75 games under Pochettino at the Parc des Princes, while Kane has registered 169 goals and 30 assists in 242 games under the former Spurs boss.