Harry Kane insists he is fully focused on Tottenham Hotspur after being linked with a move to Bayern Munich.
The striker, who is out of contract in the summer of 2024, is a reported target for the Bundesliga champions next summer as they look for a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski.
But the 29-year-old wouldn’t bite if asked about a potential move to Germany ahead of Spurs’ Champions League Group D game against Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday.
“I’m concentrating on Tottenham Hotspur and trying to do our best,” he said. “Bayern are definitely a top club, but my focus is on Tottenham and trying to win tomorrow night.”
Spurs are in the midst of a frantic series of games ahead of the World Cup with 10 games over the next 32 days, raising inevitable fears of potential injuries, especially since Kane has taken knocks in the last two games.
Kane entered the tournament aged 29 and had realistic hopes of leading England to glory.
But he insists he is only focused on Tottenham’s upcoming games and not worried about avoiding injury.
“I feel like whenever you think about injury, whenever you think about getting hurt, it almost has the wrong effect,” he said.
“I go into every game and try to give 120 percent for the team and that’s football. Sometimes you can be unlucky and get injured.
“From my point of view I do a lot of things, not only at the club but also outside the club, to make sure I recover well and put myself in the best possible physical condition to not hurt myself, but of course we know that anything can happen in football.
“But it doesn’t change how I play or how I think. It would be wrong to do that. I go into every game and try to do my best for the team and the club. And try to focus on that.
“It’s going to be strange. Personally, I try to just put it on the back burner and focus on Tottenham because that’s all we can do.
“We have a game every three or four days. It gets weird considering we have such a hectic schedule. We’re gonna play, play, play
“Usually you have six weeks to prepare for a big tournament. Now we have a week to focus on that feeling and focus on the biggest tournament in football.
“That’s probably going to be the hardest part.
“But we are preparing so much here. We work so hard on every game we play for our club. I’m not really thinking about the World Cup.
“I try to focus on one game and do my best. I will continue to do so.”
Kane is yet to score in three group games in the Champions League but his domestic form is as good as ever, scoring eight goals in his first nine Premier League games.
Under normal circumstances he would get a lot of attention but Erling Haaland’s exploits at Manchester City have seen him slip under the radar.
But Kane isn’t concerned about Haaland’s spree.
“He’s had a fantastic start to the season and he deserves all the credit, but that’s not something I can control,” he said. “I’m focused on what I can do and helping the team in any way I can.
“Things are going well in the Premier League so far. I definitely want to try to score a few more goals in the Champions League. People are talking about him and rightly so because he’s had a fantastic start.