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Manchester City and Tottenham reportedly close to agreeing £40million transfer

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According to reports, Manchester City are closing in on a deal for £40 million rated Tottenham defender Kyle Walker.

Walker is reportedly unsettled at Spurs and wants to leave the club after losing his place in the team to Kieran Trippier during the final weeks of this past season.

City are reportedly confident that an agreement can be reached once England’s upcoming fixtures against Scotland and France are completed.

The 27-year-old Walker moved to Spurs from Sheffield United in 2009 and has become widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

Though a number of clubs are interested in Walker, he reportedly finds City appealing as it will allow him to be close to his family, who are based in Sheffield.

City are said to be willing Walker double the £100,000-a-week wages that he earns at Spurs. Though Spurs will be reluctant to sell, a deal for Walker looks to be on the cards.

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  1. Reportedly – by who? One of the cheapest, tackiest tabloids there is!

    Let me explain to you how it works. Clubs use their friends in the media as part of the now familiar tapping-up process. They tell them who they want and suggest a usually slightly low-ball price tag. The journos usually use a term like “…are prepared to pay X for…”. The number rarely, if ever, has any validity. It is, in effect, the stick that is being used to shake the branches and see what falls out of the tree.

    In this circumstance, Walker is coming into his peak years and on a long contract. Citeh are direct rivals and allegedly refusing to sell to Spurs. The market is inflated (thanks in no small part to the oil clubs – like City). City paid £50 million for John Stones. And they have blatantly and publicly tapped up Walker. When holding so many cards in his hand, do you honestly believe Levy isn’t going to squeeze them until the pips squeak? The £40 million figure is just a “prepared to pay for” nonsense figure that will bear no relation to the amount actually paid – which I suspect will go as high as £60 million or more.

    If Walker is even sold!

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