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Harry Kane failed in sensational bid to lure England team-mate and Premier League star to Bayern Munich

KIERAN TRIPPIER revealed Harry Kane tried to get him to sign for Bayern Munich in January.

Newcastle rejected a £12.5million bid from the German giants for the England right-back.

Kieran Trippier said Harry Kane tried to lure him to Bayern Munich

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Kieran Trippier said Harry Kane tried to lure him to Bayern MunichCredit: Getty

Trippier, 33, admits the interest was “flattering”, with former Tottenham pal Kane telling him to leave the North East for Munich.

The Magpies skipper said: “I was in New York on holiday and I was woken at 5am being told that Bayern Munich wanted to sign me.

“I was like, ‘This is a bit random’. I never thought at 33 that Bayern would want to sign me, so it was more of a shock to me than anybody.

“Harry [Kane] was texting, of course, but it just wasn’t the right thing for me.

“He was asking if it’s true, telling me it’s warmer than Newcastle and having a bit of banter.

“But I never once tried to force a move out of the club. I’ve been loyal to Newcastle.”

Trippier will miss this month’s England friendlies against Brazil and Belgium at Wembley with a calf injury.

But he is still expected to be in Gareth Southgate’s Euros squad.

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The 46-cap defender added: “We can’t be afraid to say that we can win it. We’ve got an unbelievable squad.”

Trippier was part of the side that reached the 2018 World Cup semis before Euros final heartbreak in 2021.

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On whether this is a new Golden Generation with Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden, he added: “Yes. It’s crazy because the last World Cup compared to now, all the young players have come out of nowhere.

“You see the level that everyone is playing at now, so hopefully we can go one step further and win the tournament.”

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