Tottenham and Manchester City are yet to agree a fee for Kyle Walker with the saga set to drag on for another week, according to The Independent.
City and Spurs entered talks over the potential transfer of Walker last week, but there hasn’t been any progress since then.
Kieran Trippier, who has just signed a new long-term deal, emerged as Mauricio Pochettino’s preferred right-sided defender towards the end of last season following a reported row between the Tottenham boss and Walker.
Pochettino is believed to have concerns about the 27-year-old’s fitness and ability to play more than one game a week, something Walker strongly disagrees with.
As a result, Trippier started to be picked ahead of Walker for big matches, and Walker has been linked with a move to Manchester City ever since.
But The Independent claims Spurs value the right-back at close to £50 million, and City are unwilling to go that high. The clubs are apparently still “sparring” over the fee.
Matters aren’t helped by a tricky sell-on clause that will only strengthen Tottenham’s resolve.
Spurs and City fans will indeed be hoping Walker’s future is resolved within a week. But there’s a good chance this one will drag on until the very end of the transfer window.