Why Real Madrid president blocked summer move for Harry Kane - report

Real Madrid passed up on the chance to sign Harry Kane last summer prior to his move to Bayern Munich as it interfered with future plans to recruit Kylian Mbappe, reports in Spain claim.

Kane's Bayern welcome Madrid to the Allianz Arena for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday night.

The England captain joined the Bavarians from boyhood club Tottenham Hotspur last summer, ending nearly two decades of association with Spurs in search of a new challenge.

Before signing on the dotted line at Bayern, Kane was linked with various other clubs, including Manchester United and Madrid.