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    How Leroy Sane’s girlfriend is helping Harry Kane thrive at Bayern Munich in a ‘dream’ partnership

    HARRY KANE’S electric form since joining Bayern Munich could be because of an unusual helping hand. The England star has already built a telepathic relationship with teammate Leroy Sane and it is reportedly down to the ex-Man City winger’s girlfriend.
    Harry Kane and Leroy Sane have developed an impressive relationship at Bayern MunichCredit: Reuters
    Reports suggest Sane’s girlfriend Candice Brook is a big reason as to whyCredit: instagram @leroysane
    Kane has netted eight goals and assisted another four in his seven appearances for Bayern Munich since joining this summer.
    While Sane has been just as impressive – scoring five times in only six games this season.

    And it’s Kane who has been putting it on a plate for him with three of Sane’s goals coming from Kane assists.
    According to BILD, the “dream couple” have been helped by Sane’s girlfriend Candice Brook.
    Brook heralds from the United States and so is a big part of why the German is now fluent in English – alongside his time in Manchester with the Cityzens.
    And Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel has attributed the firing duo’s form to their ability to communicate with each other seamlessly.
    He said: “I said at the beginning that Harry as a personality, as a fixed point, as a character will make the players around him better through the way he plays, through his presence,
    “Harry does what Harry always did. It’s a good combination. Not just the two of them, but with both of them it’s very obvious at the moment.
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    Kane and Sane have scored a combined 13 goals already this seasonCredit: Getty
    “It helps that Leroy speaks English fluently like a second native language and communication is very easy.”
    Kane has been learning German since joining the Bavarians and will be hoping his lessons will speed up the process of building relationships with his teammates across the pitch.
    But a helping hand from Sane’s girlfriend has been beneficial to not only the attacking pair, but also the club as a whole with Bayern currently top of the Bundesliga.
    Brook will be pleased that her influence has helped the team as previous reports had suggested that Sane’s poor form last season may have been down to the German international having to commute from the UK for match days.
    It was said that Brook didn’t want to live in Munich and so Sane was forced to travel for game, however Brooke denied that the reports were true.
    Brook has claimed reports that she doesn’t want to live in Germany aren’t trueCredit: Instagram @leroysane
    Kane and his wife Katie Goodland have moved to Germany following his £104m transfer to Bayern MunichCredit: PA More

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    Erik ten Hag matches unwanted Solskjaer record as Man Utd slump to Bayern Munich defeat

    ERIK TEN HAG has matched an unwanted record set by one his predecessors as Manchester United manger – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Red Devils slumped to a 4-3 defeat away to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last night.
    Erik ten Hag has now lost three games in a rowCredit: Getty
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was the last United manager to match this recordCredit: Getty
    Ten Hag’s men very much second best at Allianz Arena – despite Bayern not being on their best form..
    Man Utd’s defeat was compounded by a goalkeeping howler by £47m summer signing Andre Onana in Munich.
    The Red Devils came into the match on the back of an embarrassing 3-1 drubbing at home to Brighton.
    This came just two weeks on from another crippling 3-1 loss to Arsenal.
    The last time the Red Devils lost three games in a row was four years ago, under Solsjkaer.
    It was April 2019 when United lost three in a row – heavy defeats away to Barcelona and Everton and a humiliating Manchester derby loss at Old Trafford.
    That was near the end of the Norwegian’s first six months in charge – and was only made the permanent boss a few weeks before.
    Ten Hag however has been in the managerial position for well over a year now and finds himself under alot more pressure.
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    United have conceded more than 14 goals in their last five games – one of which they have won.
    Another unwanted record is that United have conceded three or more goals in three straight games for the first time since Dave Sexton was manager in 1978.
    Last night’s result leaves the team bottom of their Champions League group after matchday one – as Galatasary drew 2-2 with Copenhagen.
    The Dutch boss is determined to bounce back in this weekend’s Premier League clash against Burnley at Turf Moor. More

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    How Tottenham’s Harry Kane buyback clause really works and why Bayern Munich star may be unlikely to trigger it

    TOTTENHAM fans were left dreaming about Harry Kane’s return to the club last night – but the buyback clause has a lot more to it than meets the eye.The 30-year-old England captain, 30, left boyhood club Spurs for Bayern Munich in a £104m move last month.
    Tottenham’s buyback clause for Harry Kane is more complicated than first thoughtCredit: EPA
    That brought an end to an incredible stint in North London that saw him net 280 goals to become the club’s record goalscorer.
    Two years after failing to push through a switch to Manchester City, Kane finally secured his exit after chairman Daniel Levy’s hand was forced.
    The striker had entered the final 12 months of his contract, and facing the prospect of losing their talisman for nothing in June 2024, they decided to cash in.
    However, Levy revealed last night at a fans’ forum that Tottenham have a buyback clause to re-sign Kane from Bayern.
    The star, who penned a four-year deal with Bayern until 2027, has scored four goals in five games under ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel so far in Germany.
    But Levy’s claims whetted the appetite for a sensational comeback for the hotshot.
    However, now the Daily Mail has revealed that the buyback clause is not a straight-forward one.
    And they also state that there are doubts over whether he would want to while Levy is still at the club. 
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    Their report states that “multiple sources have indicated that while there is a mechanism that could open the door to Spurs re-signing Kane, it is believed the facility is not a simple buyback clause”.
    They state that they have been informed that the clause only provides Spurs with the first option on Kane should he return to England.
    But it is not believed to include a fixed price – meaning they would need to negotiate a fee with Bayern.
    They also stated that neither Tottenham nor Kane’s representatives would confirm the specifics of the clause when asked.
    Tensions are also believed to have mounted between Levy and Kane during the player’s final days at the club.
    The Spurs chief was desperate to avoid losing Kane for nothing and pushed for him to pen a new deal to keep his value up – something the forward showed “no inclination” of doing. 
    Levy is then reportedly said to have become “increasingly difficult in his approach to sanctioning” his departure and is said to have “pushed back on parts of the deal that Kane and the Bundesliga club believed were agreed”.
    This then reportedly “led to the striker having to miss his originally scheduled flight to Germany” and caused “a delay in the deal being finalised”.
    Additionally, Kane “was blocked from re-entering Spurs’ Enfield HQ in the hours leading up to his departure”. More

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    Man Utd fans say ‘finally some good news’ as FOUR injured stars return to training ahead of Bayern Munich test

    MANCHESTER UNITED fans have rejoiced at the news that FOUR stars have returned to training ahead of tomorrow’s game against Bayern Munich.Manager Erik Ten Hag had preached patience to fans wanting the injured stars to return for the Bayern Munich game, saying they were more likely to make the squad for next week’s trip to Burnley.
    Mason Mount returned to training in a major boost for Erik Ten HagCredit: PA
    Raphael Varane also took part in the sessionCredit: PA
    Amrabat returned but did not train with the main group
    He said after Saturday’s defeat to Brighton: “Maybe, maybe one player, but I think Munich is a little bit too short. But I think, when we go to Burnley in the week after, I think players will return, yes.”
    But United fans have in fact been handed a huge boost with Mason Mount, Raphael Varane, Sofyan Amrabat and Kobbie Mainoo all returning.
    Varane missed the last two United matches with an unspecified muscle problem and Mount has missed the last three.
    The pair trained alongside the main group and should be available for selection against Bayern Munich.
    Sofyan Amrabat meanwhile is continuing to train away from the main group as he looks to regain fitness before making his United debut.
    The midfielder was set to play a part for Morocco during the international break but picked up a minor tweak, meaning he’ll have to continue to wait to make his debut for United.
    In another boost for United, Kobbie Mainoo has finally returned to training after picking up an injury against Real Madrid in pre-season.
    The 18-year-old was one of United’s highlights of the pre-season but a tackle from Madrid winger Rodrygo ruled him out for months.
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    Mainoo took part in individual trainingCredit: twitter @UtdPlug
    Like Amrabat, he did not take part in full training.
    Anticipation for his return will be high as Ten Hag continues to tinker to try and find his strongest possible midfield.
    United fans on Twitter were buzzing with the injury boost after a testing opening period of the season.
    Reacting to the return of the four, one fan on Twitter said “Finally, some good news for United. Will the presence of Varane and Mount be sufficient to inspire a positive result for them at Bayern tho? I highly doubt it.”
    Another wrote: “Great to see Mason Mount and Raphael Varane back in action for Manchester United! The team is looking stronger than ever!”
    A third wrote: “Good news. They’ll be back to their winning form.”
    United face Bayern Munich at The Allianz Arena tomorrow at 8pm in what will be Harry Kane’s Champions League debut for the Bundesliga side.
    Earlier today, reports emerged that Kane had his heart set on a move to United, not Bayern, this summer but United opted to sign Rasmus Hojlund instead.

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    Harry Kane opens up on Man Utd transfer interest after claims he ‘had heart set on Old Trafford’ before joining Bayern

    HARRY KANE has opened up on Manchester United’s transfer interest after claims he “had his heart set on Old Trafford”.According to reports, Kane was keen to join the Red Devils, but a change of heart by Erik ten Hag led him to a Bayern Munich switch instead.
    Harry Kane is set to face Man United tomorrowCredit: Alamy
    Erik ten Hag had a change of heartCredit: Getty
    Kane, 30, had been Man United’s key transfer target at the beginning of the summer.
    But as the reality of what Tottenham would demand for him despite his contract status became clear, the Red Devils decided to pivot to Rasmus Hojlund instead.
    According to the Mail, Kane would have been willing to see out the final year of his Spurs contract before joining United on a free transfer, had they given him the requisite assurances.
    However, Kane has now given his own view on the saga, explaining, via Fabrizio Romano: “Man United option for me last summer? Obviously there were talks with different clubs.
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    “But FC Bayern was a club I was really interested in. Once they came in there weren’t many other options. Manchester is a big club but I’m very happy here.”
    Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was reportedly under pressure from his boss Joe Lewis to cash in on Kane rather than lose him for nothing next year.
    But Kane would have been willing to resist if a move to Old Trafford was in play.
    When the Red Devils forked out £72million for Rasmus Hojlund, however, the England captain gave up on the switch and decided to prioritise Bayern Munich.
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    Man United moved to sign Rasmus HojlundCredit: Getty
    He subsequently signed for the Bundesliga champions in a £104m deal just a day before the start of the Premier League season.
    Kane has scored four goals in his first four matches in the German top flight.
    The forward is set to meet English opposition tomorrow night, for the first time since leaving Spurs, when Bayern welcome Man United to Allianz Arena.
    He is likely to see England team-mates Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire in Munich.
    While his former Spurs pals Christian Eriksen and Sergio Reguilon could also be involved.
    Kane could see old Spurs pal Sergio ReguilonCredit: Getty More

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    Man Utd handed unexpected boost as Thomas Tuchel WON’T be in Bayern Munich dugout – and they have rivals to thank

    MANCHESTER UNITED can thanks neighbours City for a surprise boost for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Bayern Munich.Home boss Thomas Tuchel will serve a one-match dugout ban for a red card against Pep Guardiola’s men in last year’s quarter-finals.
    Bayern chief Thomas Tuchel will be missing from the benchCredit: Rex
    Harry Kane must be champing at the bit to take on misfiring Man UtdCredit: Getty
    United might need any help they can get against Harry Kane and Co.
    And that includes the absence of Tuchel’s animated antics pitch-side.
    The ex-Chelsea chief lost his cool in the second leg against Man City at the Allianz Arena in April.
    Tuchel was restrained by a Bayern assistant as he protested over a challenge by Aymeric Laporte on Kingsley Coman in the dying minutes.
    But the German continued his complaints and referee Clement Turpin sent him to the stands.
    Tuchel was no doubt frustrated as Bayern were being held at 1-1, which was the final score, meaning a 4-1 exit on aggregate.
    City, of course, went on to win the Treble.
    In contrast, Erik ten Hag’s United go to the same venue after three defeats in their opening five Premier League games.
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    Ex-Tottenham striker Kane seems certain to line up against the Red Devils after four goals in four unbeaten Bundesliga matches for Bayern.
    That makes a hamstring injury for United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka that rules him out for a “few weeks” even more of a problem for Ten Hag.
    But midfield loanee Sofyan Amrabat is eyeing his Red Devils debut. More

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    Shock Man Utd star wanted by Bayern Munich as Joao Palhinha transfer falls through

    SCOTT McTOMINAY is Bayern Munich’s back-up plan if they fail to land Joao Palhinha in the January window.Fulham ace Palhinha signed a contract extension last week after his summer move to the German giants collapsed at the last minute.
    Man Utd star Scott McTominay is a target for Bayern MunichCredit: AP
    Bayern Munich missed out on Palhinha on transfer deadline dayCredit: Getty
    The 28-year-old Portuguese passed a Bayern medical and was set to sign on deadline day.
    But the West Londoners pulled the plug on the move because they could not secure a suitable replacement.
    That was partly because Manchester United midfielder McTominay, who started in their 3-1 Old Trafford defeat to Brighton yesterday (above), was reluctant to move to Craven Cottage.
    And now Bundesliga champions Bayern are considering cutting out the middle man and moving for the 26-year-old, who has 40 caps and six goals for Scotland.
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    However, their pursuit of Palhinha is not over.
    The highly-rated 22-cap Portugal international’s new deal gave him a hefty pay rise and added another year to his contract — without inserting a release clause.
    But in reality that makes little difference to the £50million-plus fee Marco Silva’s Cottagers would demand if Bayern or anyone else came calling in the New Year for their star man.
    Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel wants a defensive midfielder and Friday’s disappointing 2-2 home draw against Bayer Leverkusen only increased his determination.
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    Tottenham star Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who played for Bayern earlier in his career, is also a candidate.
    But Tuchel appreciates McTominay’s qualities after seeing him in  action during his spell as Chelsea manager. More