Bayern Munich in talks to signal Man Metropolis’s Kyle Walker – sources


Bayern Munich are in talks with Kyle Walker over a transfer to the Allianz Enviornment with Manchester Metropolis ready to dump the Champions League-winning full-back, sources have advised ESPN.

Walker, 33, is beneath contract on the Etihad till the top of subsequent season, however negotiations over an extension to the England defender’s present deal have but to progress.

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Sources have advised ESPN that Walker is ready to maneuver to the Bundesliga to increase his profession on the high degree after turning into annoyed by the absence of a agency supply from Metropolis to debate new phrases.

The previous Sheffield United right-back, who can be the topic of curiosity from Saudi Arabia, was dropped for the Champions League ultimate win in opposition to Inter Milan in Istanbul final week with supervisor Pep Guardiola opting as an alternative to make use of Manuel Akanji at full-back.

Guardiola had earlier solid doubt on Walker’s long-term prospects at Metropolis by saying in April that the participant, a £45 million signing from Tottenham in 2017, was unable to adapt to a brand new tactical system which led to John Stones being most popular in a five-man defensive lineup.

However though Walker reclaimed his place within the aspect and was excellent within the Champions League semifinal win in opposition to Actual Madrid, and particularly in his direct battle with winger Vinicius Junior, sources have stated that Guardiola is now able to plan for the longer term by offloading Walker and changing him within the squad.

Metropolis are going through a summer season of high-profile outgoings with Portugal worldwide defender João Cancelo additionally set to depart after spending the second half of final season on mortgage at Bayern.

There are additionally main doubts over the way forward for captain Ilkay Gündoğan, whose contract expires on the finish of this month. On Friday, the midfielder was included on a listing submitted to the Premier League of gamers who can depart on free transfers.

Gündoğan had been silent on his future after main the membership to the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League trophies this season, with the Germany worldwide linked with strikes to Arsenal and Barcelona.

Data from Reuters was used on this report.


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