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Bayern updates:
FCB task force willing to spend €100 million on Kane, optimism for Kim and Walker deals

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

Germany's preeminent footballing publication published updates on three FC Bayern München transfer candidates on Wednesday afternoon. 
Harry Kane.
Harry Kane.Photo: Кирилл Венедиктов, Soccer.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0
Frank Linkesch of Germany's Kicker Magazine - known to have reliable inside sources with German giants FC Bayern München - reports that club officials within the FCB administrative hierarchy remain confident that they can get the sensational transfer of English striker Harry Kane over the line soon. Linkesch writes that Bayern's front office are not necessarily averse to meeting the demands of Tottenham Hotspur.

Amid all of the lightning-quick reporting on the matter, it appears that there's been something of a conversion discrepancy in what the North London club truly want for their star. Spurs board boss Daniel Levy is setting a £100 million (about €119 million) for the 29-year-old. Bayern President Herbert Hainer has never been shy about stating that Bayern are prepared to crack the €100 million mark in their pursuit of a new striker.

It is such that Linkesch - and other German footballing media sources such as "Sport Bild" - are claiming that the Bayern transfer task force currently convening at the Säbener Straße are prepared to prepare a new €100 million offer for Kane. As reported by various sources yesterday, Kane himself is keen to kick professionally off the Isle for the first time in his career and potentially earn some silverware with the FCB.

As for the status of two other transfers, the task force also remains optimistic that the deal for Napoli central defender Min-Jae Kim will go through. As is sometimes the case with South Korean footballers, the player's compulsory military service over the summer has gotten in the way of direct negotiations. A €30-50 purchase for Kim can be weathered thanks to the imminent departure of Lucas Hernandez.

As for the case of Man City defender Kyle Walker, Linkesch reports that head-coach Pep Guardiola wishes to have his own sit down with the player. It is rumored that Thomas Tuchel himself has convinced the 33-year-old of the merits of moving to Germany, but Guardiola isn't quite ready to release the English veteran yet.

Here, Linkesch once again notes that the Bayern bosses are optimistic that a deal can be completed. The so-called "transfer task force" meeting at FCB headquarters aims to quickly refute the reputation that the Bavarian super club can no longer attract superstar players after their suspect season. Needless to say, long-time bosses Uli Hoeneß and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge are actively involved in the meetings.

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