The Kyle Walker saga looks set to rumble on deep into the summer transfer window after the Daily Mail reported today that Pep Guardiola is growing frustrated at Tottenham’s stance on the switch.
Discussions between the two Premier League rivals have been ongoing for the past week now but negotiations have stalled on a price, with Tottenham not budging on their £50million valuation.
It is believed that Walker knows that he can triple his current White Hart Lane salary to a figure of around £150,000-a-week at the Etihad, and the England international is understood to want a deal.
But Tottenham remain insistent that they are under no obligation to sell their star right-back, and will continue to repel requests from Manchester City to try and bring the price down to £40 million.[interaction id=”594aaae1f03c53313d6edaf5"]
Despite this, Spurs right-back Kieran Trippier is set to be rewarded for an impressive season at White Hart Lane with a new five-year contract extension amidst increasing talk that Kyle Walker is on his way out.
With Sky Sports reporting that Walker’s representatives are currently locked in talks with Manchester City ahead of a proposed switch, Spurs have acted quickly to tie down second-in-command Trippier.
The Daily Mail claim that Trippier – who earnt his first full international call-up under Gareth Southgate in the recent break – is seen as a key player to drive Tottenham forward next campaign.
The 26-year-old made 12 Premier League appearances last season, providing five assists when attacking down the flanks, and he was selected above Walker for Spurs’ FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea.
In other news, The Sun allege that Tottenham are on the brink of submitting a formal offer in the region of £17.5million for promising young Schalke midfielder Max Meyer in the upcoming weeks.[i[interaction id=”594bd6acf03c53313d6edf27"]p>The report reveals that Mauricio Pochettino was interested in the 21-year-old last summer, only to be given an ultimatum of £39million or no deal – but Meyer’s price has almost halved 12 months on.
It is believed that the Schalke midfielder is refusing to sign a new deal at the Bundesliga side and they are now resigned to letting him leave this summer – leaving the door wide open for Tottenham.
Meyer is currently on international duty with Germany for the Under-21 European Championships in Poland, whilst he has already made four appearances – scoring once – for the main national side.
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