Spurs chief ‘not relaxed’ as Bayern chase Kane deal

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou has admitted he is “not relaxed” about the future of Harry Kane.

Bayern Munich are looking to sign the England striker, who has a year remaining on his contract.

Spurs want Kane to sign a new deal, but there seems to a significant chance that he will leave.

Speaking at a press conference in Australia, where Spurs are spending part of their pre-season campaign, Postecoglou said: “Fair to say I am not relaxed about it! It’s not something you go: ‘Ah, well, you know if it does or doesn’t happen!’ I mean it’s a very important part of this football club. Not just the team, but the football club.

“So, you’ve got to deal with it, and I think, for everyone concerned, we don’t want to be doing it for too long. I don’t think that is good for anyone. I don’t think it is good for Harry, I don’t think it is good for the club, because as laser-focused as we want to be, you end up sort of repeating yourself along the way.

“But the flip side of that is I don’t want to put a deadline on it, because that adds even more pressure. You want these things to happen for the right reasons. The reality of it is he’s still a contracted player at our football club, so that’s the way I see him.”

The speculation over Kane’s future comes as Postecoglou prepares for his first season at the helm after arriving from Celtic.

And he is keen for the situation to be resolved sooner rather than later.

He said: “It’s not like his contract is ending on the 12th [of August] and he’s got to make a decision, he’s got another year. So from that part, I am not relaxed but I am not putting pressure on him or anyone else at the football club, saying ‘well we need to do this’. But I don’t think deep down any of us want it to go on for too long.”