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Manchester City hopeful of tempting Tottenham into selling Kyle Walker – report

Manchester City are growing confident that they can sign Tottenham Hotspur and England right-back, Kyle Walker, according to Matt Law of the Telegraph.

We reported on Monday that bookies had suddenly slashed odds on Walker moving to the Etihad, and evidence has now surfaced that an attempt is being made.

Walker has met with Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino, about his future and sources close to City claim that the London club will listen to bids for the 26-year-old Sheffield-born player.

A big offer from City could tempted Daniel Levy into selling, the Telegraph claims, although his preference is to sell Walker abroad should Pochettino give his approval to sell the player.

City also want Tottenham’s left-back, Danny Rose, but are not optimistic about striking a deal for him, with Walker considered a more realistic target. Walker will not come cheap even if Spurs do agree to a sale, with a fee over £30 million expected to be required to land him.

As things stand, City will not have a senior right-back at the club come the end of June, with Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta, the two natural right-backs, both out of contract, and makeshift right-back, Jesus Navas, also coming to the end of his deal. Walker would be an instant starter for City, while another option for the squad is 19-year-old Pablo Maffeo, the promising full-back currently on loan at Girona FC in Spain.

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