Blow for Erik ten Hag as Bayern Munich contact Manchester United target

Erik ten Hag’s priority is to sign a centre-forward this summer but the Dutchman could have been dealt a blow in his pursuit of strengthening Manchester United’s frontline this summer after the latest development.

United hold a longstanding interest in Tottenham star Harry Kane and with just one year remaining on his contract at Spurs, this may be their last chance to finally get a deal over the line.

Tottenham are notoriously difficult to deal with in the transfer market and Kane has lobbied for a move for the last two years but to no avail.

Ten Hag parked United’s need for a striker last summer after deciding that the midfield should be prioritised but with that issue addressed, he will now look to add another goalscorer to his ranks.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that United may need to look at other options as Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is continuing to be reluctant to entertain a sale to a Premier League club.

Now, Ten Hag has been dealt another blow in his bid to lure Kane to Old Trafford as it has emerged that European powerhouse Bayern Munich are also in the race.

That’s according to German journalist Christian Falk, who even claims that Bayern’s interest has gone as far as contact being made with the England star.

“He’s just one candidate, of course, as there’s still hope for Harry Kane and there was contact as well. They’re also still trying to get Randal Kolo Muani,” Falk is quoted as saying by CaughtOffside.

Additionally, it’s claimed that Frankfurt star Randal Kolo Muani is another player on Bayern’s radar. The Frenchman has enjoyed a breakthrough year in the Bundesliga and has also been reported as one of the players Ten Hag is taking a look at.

Kane has enjoyed yet another prolific season in the Premier League but he may find it difficult to seal a move away from Spurs this summer as the club’s hierarchy remain insistent on him staying.

Tottenham’s disastrous second half of the season has seen them drop out of all European places in the Premier League and could now face the prospect of no European nights at all next season.

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