Manchester City and Tottenham are on the verge of finally agreeing a fee for England right-back Kyle Walker after City made an increased bid today.
Moments after Sky Sports revealed that the Blues are finally close to landing Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy, the reliable Matt Law of the Telegraph reports that City have matched Tottenham’s asking price of around £50million, with some sources suggesting that the deal could be worth as much as £55million including add-ons.
The Daily Mail has slightly different numbers, reporting that Spurs have accepted a bid of £45million with a further £5million to follow in add-ons.
Walker is now unlikely to report to pre-season training tomorrow as the club thrash out the final details of this protracted deal. Both City and Spurs now expect the transfer to go through.
City had been reluctant to offer more than £40million, but with the clock ticking, it appears that they have made improved bids for both Walker and Mendy, who will give Pep Guardiola fresh legs in the problematic full-back areas next season.