Bayern confident of Kane signing – Wednesday’s gossip

Bayern confident of Kane signing - Wednesday's gossip


Tottenham striker Harry Kane

Bayern Munich are increasingly confident of signing England striker Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur and are not concerned by reported interest from Paris St-Germain in the 29-year-old. (Sky Sports)external-link

Bayern chief executive Jan-Christian Dreesen and technical director Marco Neppe have stayed behind, instead of joining the squad in Japan, to arrange the £100m deal for Kane. (Mirror)external-link

PSG are anticipating player-plus-cash offers for Kylian Mbappe from European clubs after a world-record £259m bid from Al-Hilal, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham, Inter Milan and Barcelona interested in the 24-year-old France forward. (Press Association, via Independent)external-link

Urawa Red Diamonds and Japan goalkeeper Zion Suzuki, 20, has turned down a move to Manchester United. (Sponichi, in Japanese)external-link

Manchester City have told Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva they do not intend to sell him this summer despite the 28-year-old being keen to move on. (90 Min)external-link

West Ham have held initial talks with Manchester United about signing England defender Harry Maguire, 30, and Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, 26. (Sky Sports)external-link

But West Ham have been put off by Manchester United’s £40m valuation of McTominay. (Mirror)external-link

The Hammers have had a bid for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, 23, rejected but are confident they can beat Tottenham to the England international’s signature. (Standard)external-link

Southampton have rejected a bid thought to be worth about £35m plus add-ons from Liverpool for 19-year-old Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia, with the south coast club wanting £50m. (Guardian)external-link

Liverpool’s Brazil midfielder Fabinho’s move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad is at risk and the 29-year-old is set to resume pre-season preparations with the Reds. (Athletic – subscription needed)external-link

Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich looks set to stay at Bayern Munich after the 28-year-old said he was “very sure” he would be playing for the Bundesliga club next season. (Sky Germany, via Get German Football News)external-link

Leeds United want to add English keeper Karl Darlow to their ranks and are making progress in their attempts to bring in the 32-year-old from Newcastle United. (Athletic – subscription required)external-link

Arsenal are close to signing Gremio’s 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder Bitello, who had been linked with a Serie A move. (Tuttomercatoweb – in Italian)external-link

Mali striker El Bilal Toure, 21, has decided to join Atalanta from Almeria rather than Everton. (L’Equipe – in French)external-link

Everton are in talks to bring in Italy forward Wilfried Gnonto, 19, from Leeds United. (Football Insider)external-link

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