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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.

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  1. ‘as much as 60m’.. that should be minimum bidding level, the market is a joke, a bloke that can make the right defensive decisions is rated to highly, but in today’s pathetic pricing walker is at least 60, we signed sissoko for half that amount and he’s a complete embarrassment, so walker is 60 at least,.. I’d bite citys hand off! :()

  2. if Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy, is worth in the region of £40m the what for an experienced Premiership right back with England experience?
    Levy should squeeze the Eithiad lemon dry and demand a player plus £40m

  3. It’s a sellers market. Quite frankly I have never been a Walker fan he is fast but his end product is more hit than miss. His thinking speed is also not very good as he proves when taking throw ins, he tends to take at least twice the time others take and if that sound petty it’s not he just does not see the game as quickly as other players. So 50 mil or 60 mill let him go and use the money to buy a right back who can really deliver. However I see good things from Trippier and I also think he will deny Walker his England Spot next year and may figure in most of our World Cup games if we qualify. So spend the money on back up for Trippier and a landmark signing to support the central defence because we rely too much on Alderweireld and if he gets injured we are in trouble.
    Too much is made about Harry Kane needing cover. Everyone seems to forget that Son was brilliant cover when Kane was injured and anyway no other club last year had 3 players who scored over 20 goals and remember we had 4 of the top 15 scorers.

    • Trippier better than Walker….you’re having a laugh!
      Trippier had 3 decent games last season. ALL against Watford. He can’t defend to save his soul and struggles against stronger opposition.
      I used to be a Walker hater also.
      Now i have to admit Walker improved vastly under Pochettino.
      If Trippier is England’s main right back. I only see an early exit from Russia.

      • Walker has Pace for sure But he Can’t Deliver Crosses into the Box on a Regular Basis, he gets Caught out of position Numerous amount of times and is not an out and out Tackler, Trippier ? a very good player Crosses great Balls into the box and Tackles well, Doesn’t Possess Walker’s Pace but then pace slows Down with increasing Age

      • Paul Daniels, are you even a real fan? How many games did you watch? You’re an absolute joke for claiming he cannot defend against stronger opposition when he nullified alexis sanchez when we played the rats at the lane!

        And you do realise trippier has 1 assist less than walker all season, with much less games played right?

        Trippier is not as physical or as quick but trippier can concentrate better, focus longer and his end product is way better. And his defending is about the same as kyle’s. kyle is slow minded and cannot concentrate for the full 90 minutes more often than not so I can see why poch is willing to let him go.

    • Totally agree Michael apart from the back up for Kane, Son may have been great for us but that’s because Janssen wasn’t we do need back up for Kane. Douglas Costa would have been perfect as he plays wide or down the middle but yet again Levy won’t sign a proven quality player as he will demand a higher wage, these tactics cost us year in year out.

  4. Levy wanted £60 million for Walker before Alves apparently opted for PSG.

    Levy held all the cards anyway – this gives him a bonus set of thumb screws 😂

    Still can’t believe Guardiola was so naive as to ditch all his full-backs before even beginning negotiations 🤔

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