As the race for English football superstar Harry Kane intensifies, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has added a new twist, stepping into the pursuit and pushing the transfer market into a full-blown frenzy. Concurrently, in a startling revelation, Bayern Munich has signaled a shift in strategy by announcing their readiness to part ways with Sadio Mané.
This surprising twist has piqued the interest of clubs from Saudi Arabia, which could potentially reshape the player market dynamics.
A Strategic Departure for Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich has made the surprise announcement that they no longer require the services of Senegalese star Sadio Mané.
Last season's key player, who appeared in 38 games, has been informed that he can seek a new club, according to Georg Holzner, a seasoned sports journalist with German magazine Kicker. The news is reportedly part of a strategy for Bayern Munich to generate funds for a higher bid for Tottenham's Kane.
With Mané's contract valid until the summer of 2025, Bayern is hopeful of attracting significant interest for the former Liverpool forward. Clubs in Saudi Arabia, including Al-Nassr and Al-Ettifaq, have reportedly expressed interest.
The latter's newly appointed coach is none other than Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, adding a fascinating subplot to this unfolding drama.
? Bayern Munich have informed Sadio Mané internally that they are no longer planning with him in the coming season.
The club want him to leave, mainly to get his salary off the wage bill.
The Battle for Harry Kane Heats Up
Meanwhile, the hotly contested bid for Harry Kane has welcomed a new player – PSG.
With a willingness to meet Tottenham's asking price of €100 million, PSG has upped the stakes in this transfer contest, according to French media outlet RMC. So far, Tottenham has declined two offers from Bayern Munich, amounting to €70 million and €80 million respectively.
However, PSG’s readiness to match the price tag signals a new level of competition, thereby complicating matters for Bayern.
PSG's representatives have reportedly engaged in discussions with Kane and Tottenham officials.
PSG bosses want Harry Kane and were in London last week to speak to Daniel Levy as well as the player's representatives.
Kane's priority is Bayern, but there's still no agreement. PSG officials will travel again to London this week to try to convince Kane [@FabriceHawkins] pic.twitter.com/qwpHNZ4jyI — Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 12, 2023
A meeting involving all parties is expected to take place next week, which could determine the future course of this thrilling tug-of-war.