Manchester City are ready to start negotiations with Tottenham over the signing of Kyle Walker, reports Sky Sports.
The right-back is expected to leave north London after Kieran Trippier was chosen for several key games towards the end of the season, including the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea and the crucial Premier League fixtures against Arsenal and Manchester United.
It’s understood that the England international is not actively pushing for a move, but he is likely to be tempted by the opportunity to become first choice at the Etihad.
City have already signed Ederson and Bernardo Silva, but signing top quality full-backs remains Pep Guardiola’s priority.
Walker will be conscious of the need to be playing regularly ahead of next year’s World Cup.
The only potential obstacle in the way of the deal is that the two clubs have rather a different valuation of the 27-year-old.
City’s opening bid is likely to be around £40million, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy believes he is worth £50million in the current market.