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Tottenham: Conte hits out at Bayern Munich for Harry Kane comments

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The Spurs striker is among Bayern’s targets to replace Robert Lewandowski.

Antonio Conte has criticized Bayern Munich for publicly expressing their interest in Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

Since Robert Lewandowski’s departure from Bayern earlier this summer, German outlets have linked the Bundesliga giants with several strikers.

Harry Kane has emerged as one of Bayern’s top targets, with the German side reportedly following his situation at Spurs.

What have Bayern said about Kane?

Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn admitted signing the England captain would be a ‘dream’ transfer for the Bundesliga champions.

Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann also refused to rule out a move for Kane when asked about the striker on Saturday. 

“Very expensive, that’s the problem, but a brilliant player,” Nagelsmann said of Kane. “One of the best forwards, perhaps one of two or three centre forwards that who really can play centre forward.

“Last couple of years he didn’t really play centre forward, he dropped a little bit to number 10, he can play number 10 as well.

“Very strong, brilliant with his head, it could be possible that he could score a lot of goals in the Bundesliga. But it will be tough for Bayern Munich, we will see what will happen in the future.”

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‘A bit disrespectful’

Kane scored twice for Tottenham when they defeated Rangers in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

Speaking after the game, Conte reacted to Nagelsmann’s remarks: “Honestly, I didn’t hear this.

“For sure I’m a coach that doesn’t speak about players from another team. I don’t know why.

“The situation is very clear at Tottenham and Harry is a very important part of the project. [These are] only rumours but I don’t like to talk about players from another club.

If I want to do something I don’t do it through the media. Maybe that’s a bit disrespectful for the other club.”