Man Utd might not be quite so terrified of talking to Daniel Levy after the intervention of Tottenham’s owner. Also: Kylian Mbappe might have found a solution in Saudi…
SHIFT IN SPURS’ KANE STANCE LIFTS UNITED
Daniel Levy has played it very cool so far this summer over Harry Kane’s future. The Tottenham chairman has refused to tell Bayern Munich his magic number for sanctioning the sale of his club’s greatest goalscorer. But it seems Levy has now lost control of the situation somewhat.
Widespread reports on Monday morning suggest Spurs owner Joe Lewis has told Levy to take action. Apparently, Lewis is not prepared to watch Kane walk away for nothing next year so if the striker cannot be persuaded to sign a new contract, then he must be sold this summer.
Kane is refusing to put pen to paper so the situation seems to be coming to a head. Which is good news for Bayern, who are readying a third bid for the England star. And perhaps too for Manchester United.
The Red Devils seem to have been too scared to even pick up the phone to Levy but the Mirror suggests Lewis’s intervention might help them to grow a pair. But they would have to increase their valuation since they deem Kane, a year from free-agency, to be worth £70million – less than Bayern’s last offer that was rejected by Spurs.
Bayern are also offering Kane, 29, a contract for four or perhaps even five years, say Bid. Which may explain rumours of Mrs Kane’s house-hunting trip to Bavaria.
SAUDIS OFFER MBAPPE REAL COMPROMISE
Kylian Mbappe is in a very similar situation to Kane. The France star is a year from the end of his contract and PSG are loathe to lose him for nothing 12 months down the line. He too won’t sign a new contract so the Parisians are insistent on a sale now.
Which probably complicates Mbappe’s plan somewhat. PSG reckon the 24-year-old already has an agreement in place with Real Madrid to join them as a free-agent next summer, and they are almost certainly right. But Real are unlikely to be able to afford Mbappe now if PSG are insistent on recouping a transfer fee.
Al-Hilal don’t have such concerns. Tancredi Palmeri reckons the Saudis will offer PSG £173million, with Mbappe receiving the same in salary over a two-year contract, which could include a release clause after a year reserved solely for Real.
CHELSEA, CITY IN FOR OLISE
Crystal Palace have already lost Wilfried Zaha. Now they might be about to wave off Michael Olise too.
Chelsea are reported by RMC Sport to have made an offer worth £39million with add-ons for the France winger, who is already said to have agreed personal terms with the Blues.
Fabrizio Romano has a slightly different take, His understanding is that Olise has a £35million release clause in his Palace deal, with Manchester City also sniffing around the 21-year-old.
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