Dejan Kulusevski says that Tottenham Hotspur will “do everything” to keep Harry Kane at the club after Bayern Munich saw their latest transfer bid rejected.
The Bundesliga champions have been trying to sign the England captain all summer, submitting bids in June and July. Spurs turned them down both times.
Both clubs entered talks last week with a view to getting a deal done, but the two sides have reached an impasse. According to The Athletic, they remain around £25 million apart in their valuation of the player.
Kane is in the final year of his contract and can leave for nothing next summer. He can sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in January.
Following Sunday’s 5-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk, in which the striker scored four times, Kulusevski called Kane an “unbelievable” player and expressed his hope that he would stay with the north London outfit this season.
What Dejan Kulusevski said about Harry Kane
“He scored four goals, so very good,” Kulusevski told the media. “Nah, he’s unbelievable. Honestly, his mentality, I can learn from him like everybody. He just goes out and performs day in day out.
“He’s a true professional. I’m happy I helped him score today but of course we want him to stay and we’ll do everything to make him stay.
“I think it would (be better if Kane’s future was sorted soon rather than later). On the other hand, you can only control what you can control. We players cannot do anything about it.
“We work our hardest, try to stay ready and the players that manage it, it’s up to them.”
Tottenham take on Barcelona in their final pre-season game ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Brentford, their first game of the new Premier League campaign.