It is looking increasingly likely Harry Kane will stay with Tottenham, despite Bayern Munich agreeing a deal worth close to £100m to sign England.
Bayern are willing to pay £86m up front for Kane, with add-ons taking the deal close to £100m – a record for the club.
Kane now has a decision to make, with the forward understood to be leaning towards staying with Tottenham.
There are also issues to resolve between the England captain and Spurs if he is to join Bayern, although the German champions remain confident he will move to Munich.
Kane has one year left on his contract and, with no indication he will renew his deal, Spurs felt agreeing a move was the best worst-case scenario.
Kane wants his future resolved before Tottenham’s season-opening Premier League game at Brentford on Sunday August 13, live on Sky Sports.
Kane scored 30 Premier League goals last season in a disappointing campaign for Spurs as they finished eighth to miss out on European football, while they remain without a trophy since 2008.
Kane scored 280 goals in 435 appearances at Spurs, having scored his first in December 2011.
With 213 goals in 320 Premier League games, he is currently 48 goals off breaking Alan Shearer’s record as the highest scorer in Premier League history.
“The decision is now Harry Kane’s and whether he moves to the German champions. Tottenham have reached this deal because they were given no indication that Kane would extend his contract at Spurs and they didn’t want to lose him on a free to a rival.
“That fear was driving this scenario for Tottenham and that is why they have come to this decision. Bayern Munich continued to negotiate and push Tottenham all the way and go back and forth with them as they were convinced that Kane wanted to join them.
“What we have been hearing this week is Kane is leaning towards staying. But there is still a decision to make.
“But the clubs have agreed a deal – the difficult bit has been done. Now he has a straight choice of accepting the terms from Bayern Munich, playing in the Champions League next season and fighting for the Bundesliga title, or whether he would continue on with Spurs – where he has been impressed with Ange Postecoglou.
“It would be a completely different lifestyle. In any industry and in any walk of life, if you have a big decision to make you weigh up the pros and cons, and you will talk it through with family. That is something Harry Kane has been doing and weighing that up.
“We heard Kane wanted his future resolved by the opening weekend, he has got his wish now the deal has been agreed. This could potentially move very quickly if he decides to go.”