Tottenham have rejected the latest offer from Bayern Munich for Harry Kane.
The clubs held talks in London last week, only to remain around £25million ($32m; €29.2m) apart in their valuation of the England captain.
Bayern had a first bid of €70m plus add-ons for Kane rejected in June, before a second increased proposal was turned down at the start of July.
The Bundesliga champions have now seen another approach to land the 30-year-old before the start of the new campaign knocked back.
Bayern officials are due to hold a pre-scheduled meeting on Monday with transfer updates set to be on the agenda.
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Kane, who return to pre-season training with Tottenham on July 12, is into the final 12 months of his existing contract in north London and the club still hope they can convince him to extend.
The striker was part of Tottenham’s summer tour to Australia and Singapore and is currently preparing for a Premier League opener against Brentford on Sunday, August 13.
New head coach Ange Postecoglou has repeatedly urged for a swift resolution, saying last month: “I think, for everyone concerned, we don’t want to be doing it for too long. I don’t think that is good for anyone.”
After a 5-1 friendly win over Shakhtar Donestsk on Sunday — in which Kane scored four — Postecoglou admitted he was in “open dialogue” with Kane and the club about the situation.
He added: “We can’t wait (around) for a decision either way to get going. We don’t have the time or the luxury to do that. I’m working with what’s in front of me. You saw today that Harry certainly is invested in what we’re doing and we’ll keep on doing that unless something changes.”
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It’s easy to see why the serial German champions have made Kane their No 1 priority this summer. He is two players in one: a wonderful finisher in the box but just as adept at holding the ball up and playing in fast runners — which Bayern’s squad have in abundance — moving beyond him.
Kane will commonly drift into half-spaces in attacking phases to try to play a killer ball between the lines — commonly to unlock a defence or play the “pass before the assist” — rather than always being that striker prowling the zone between the goalposts.
Tuchel’s possession game will be greatly enhanced by a technical forward who can create depth by dragging defenders out of the back line. At the same time, Kane can also play like a more orthodox target man, holding up the ball for his team’s midfielders to join the attack.
He is quite simply a chief goalscorer and creator for club and country.
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