Harry Kane lifts lid on Manchester United transfer interest before Bayern Munich move
Harry Kane admits that there were talks with a number of different clubs before he decided to join Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.
The 30-year-old was the dream target for Erik ten Hag at Manchester United, but they switched their attention elsewhere when it became clear Tottenham had no interest in selling to a domestic rival.
Rasmus Hojlund was identified as United’s principal striker target after the club was discouraged from bidding for Kane, and the Denmark international has enjoyed an encouraging start to life in his new surroundings.
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The focus will be on both strikers when United begin their Champions League campaign against Bayern on Wednesday night, and ahead of the clash, Kane was asked about United's own interest in signing him.
"I know there was some talks between a few clubs in the background, but Bayern was a team I was really interested by," he said at the pre-match press conference. "There weren't many other discussions. My focus is on here. Obviously, Manchester (United) are a great club, but I decided to come here and I'm happy I have."
Kane left English football in search of major honours at club level, but had to put his attempts on hold to become the leading scorer in Premier League history.
Asked whether or not that individual accolade ever influenced his decision making, he added: "I don't think it was something I was thinking about.
"There was a lot of noise around it, which I completely understand, being so close to the record, but those individual records have never been something I solely focused on. They are a consequence of hard work and doing my best for the team.
"As time goes on,