Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker is very close to sealing a move away from White Hart Lane.
The England full-back has been one of the stand-out players of the Spurs team that challenged for the Premier League title for the past two seasons.
He is said to have fallen out with Mauricio Pochettino as he wants more money for his services. The Argentine manager is not one to be held ransom by one player and decided to relegate the 26-year-old to the substitute’s bench for the past few games.
Manchester City appeared to be leading the race for the player who earns around £70,000 per week at the north London club. Pep Guardiola has allowed Pablo Zabaleta to leave and has decided not to offer a new deal to Bacary Sagna, as the French man no longer features in his first-team plans.
Walker is in the mould of Pep’s former player Dani Alves, and the Spaniard wants to add him to his collection of exciting youngsters from across Europe.
However, the Citizens now face significant challenges from the likes of Chelsea and Bayern Munich, who have both indicated interest in signing the player. But Manchester City believes that £40 million asking price would discourage their rival suitors.