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Postecoglou set for talks with Harry Kane

LONDON (AFP) – Tottenham’s new manager Ange Postecoglou said on Monday he will meet with Harry Kane this week to outline his vision for the club after being given no assurances over the England striker’s future amid interest from Bayern Munich.

Bayern have reportedly had a GBP60 million (USD76 million) bid for Kane rebuffed by Tottenham, with the German champions believed to be set to return with an improved offer.

Kane will start pre-season training today and former Celtic boss Postecoglou is keen to lay out his plans to Tottenham’s record goalscorer.

Grilled on the Kane situation when he held his first press conference since being hired in June, Postecoglou said: “I haven’t had any assurances and I wouldn’t expect any assurances.

“That’s just my nature. What I know right now is that Harry is part of this squad and he’s looking forward to coming back to training and starting to work together.”

Kane has just one year left on his Tottenham contract, increasing the urgency to resolve his future before the north Londoners’ potentially lose him for free when his deal expires.

England’s Harry Kane controls the ball during the UEFA Nations League match against Italy. PHOTO: AP

The 29-year-old, also linked with Manchester United and Chelsea, is reportedly keen to leave after failing in his attempt to engineer a move to Manchester City two years ago.

Postecoglou, the first Australian to manage in the Premier League, would clearly prefer to keep Kane.

His attempt to win over the England captain will start this week before the squad jet out to Australia, Thailand and Singapore for their pre-season tour.

“My conversation with him will be about how we can make this club successful and I’ve got no doubts that’s what he wants as well,” he said.

“It’s not going to be a conversation where we walk out of the room and have an understanding. I don’t want that kind of conversation.

“What I want is to introduce myself to Harry and give him my vision of the football club and get a sense from him on what he thinks the club needs to do to be successful and walk out on that training pitch and try to make it happen.”

Kane netted 30 times in the league last season despite Tottenham’s struggles in their eighth place finish, giving him 280 goals in total.