Manchester City are reportedly confident of striking a deal for Tottenham Hotspur and England right-back, Kyle Walker, and will be further encouraged with news that Spurs are now ready to consider offers.
According to an exclusive report in the London Evening Standard, the North London club’s stance on selling Walker has softened, though it would take a huge bid of £35 million or more to sign him.
26-year-old Walker is aware that he could double his £70,000-a-week wages elsewhere, and it is Manchester City who appear to have the strongest interest in him, given their desperate need for new full-backs and Walker’s proven quality in the Premier League.
With the full-back positions such a priority for Pep Guardiola, it’s quite likely that they will hand Spurs a big fee for the England international and make him one of their major signings of what promises to be a very busy summer transfer window at the Etihad.
With news that Jesus Navas has been offered a new contract, if City can sign Walker, it looks like he and Navas would be Pep’s right-back options next season, with veterans Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna set to depart when their contracts expire in June.
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