Oliver Kahn plays down Bayern move for Ronaldo but talks up ‘top striker’ Kane

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Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly trying to engineer a move away from Manchester United, but it seems his destination will not be Bayern Munich.

The Bavarian giants confirmed the sale of Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona on Saturday for a reported fee of €45m plus €5m in performance bonuses, losing the player who scored 50 goals for them in all competitions last season.

Bayern have already moved to limit the impact of Lewandowski’s departure by signing Sadio Mane from Liverpool, while midfielder Ryan Gravenberch and right-back Noussair Mazraoui have also recently joined from Ajax.

However, reports have linked the Bundesliga champions with a move for Ronaldo, who is said to be eyeing a move away from United less than a year after his return due to the lack of UEFA Champions League football next season at Old Trafford.

Speaking to BILD Sport, Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn appears to have played down suggestions the club will look to bring in the 37-year-old, who scored 24 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions for United last season.

“I love Cristiano Ronaldo,” Kahn said. “A fantastic player, but every club has its own philosophy and I’m not sure it would be the right signal for Bayern and the Bundesliga if we signed him now. A move like that doesn’t necessarily fit in with us.”

However, the former Bayern and Germany goalkeeper sounded more positive about the next Premier League star potentially making the move to the Allianz Arena.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been linked with the club recently and Kahn appeared to hint that the England captain is someone the club could target in the future.

“He’s under contract at Tottenham,” Kahn said. “Sure, an absolute top striker, but that’s all a dream for the future. So we’ll see what happens.”


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