Man City and Tottenham open talks over defender move

Date published: Friday 30th June 2017 1:12

Manchester City have opened negotiations with Tottenham over the transfer of Kyle Walker, according to a report.

Walker, 27, has been linked with a move to City all summer long and the BBC now claim talks are underway between the clubs.

ESPN FC report that Tottenham are demanding a fee in excess of the £47.5million City paid Everton for John Stones last summer.

Pepe Guardiola is in desperate need of a right-back after releasing Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta and Walker’s expansive style has made him the club’s No.1 target.

Tottenham have reportedly offered Walker’s deputy Kieran Trippier a new five-year deal with The Times claiming the former Burnley man has put pen to paper on a £65,000-per-week contract.

Spurs though are understood to be still looking for another right-back if as expected Walker leaves White Hart Lane.

Walker’s former club Sheffield United will receive 10 percent of any fee above the £8m Tottenham paid them for the England man eight years ago.

 

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