Tottenham may have to contend with new interest in Kyle Walker amid claims from the Daily Express that Bayern Munich have joined the race for the full-back.
Manchester City have been linked with the England international all summer, but they could now miss out if the Bavarians get there first.
Carlo Ancelotti needs a replacement for retiring legend Philipp Lahm and is reportedly willing to offer Walker £150,000 a week to make the deal happen.
City will find some solace in the fact that they are expected to sign Dani Alves from Juventus, but Walker would have been a much more long-term solution to Pep Guardiola’s problems at right-back.
The 27-year-old is thought to be unhappy at Spurs after being dropped to the bench for several important games towards the end of the season, notably the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea and the home games against Arsenal and Manchester United.
Kieran Trippier earned an England call-up because of Mauricio Pochettino’s faith in him, but Walker would still be a huge loss for Spurs.
His co-ordination with Danny Rose was key to the way they played in the early months of the season before the left back’s knee injury.