Manchester City target Dani Alves is close to joining Paris Saint-Germain, which will have a knock-on effect on Kyle Walker’s move to the Etihad.
With no options at right-back following the departures of Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna, Pep Guardiola was keen to sign both Alves and Walker in a complete defensive overhaul.
Alves looked all set to sign for City, but he is now believed to be very close to joining PSG. That means Guardiola will go all out for Walker.
But that just became a whole lot more difficult. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will know Walker is now City’s priority target, meaning he can demand just about how ever much he wants for the 27-year-old.
It is believed Spurs and City are very far apart in their valuation of the right-back, and that gap is sure to increase even further now. Tottenham could ask for as much as £60 million for Walker.
Reports suggest Spurs might be interested in hijacking Leicester City’s move for Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho. Perhaps Guardiola will use the Nigerian as a sweetener for Walker.