Published On: Sat, Jul 15th, 2017

Manchester City chase £50m Walker after Alves’ collapse

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Manchester City is close to completing the signing of Tottenham and England right-back Kyle Walker.
The 27-year-old is expected to have a medical and complete the transfer on Friday after the clubs agreed a deal on Wednesday worth £50m plus add-ons.
Walker, who joined Tottenham from Sheffield United in 2009, will not join up with Spurs for the start of their pre-season training on Friday.
Instead, he will travel with City on Monday to start their tour of the USA.
City boss Pep Guardiola released three full-backs at the end of last season, including both right-sided players – Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna.
He missed out on the signing of free agent Dani Alves, with the Brazilian joining Paris St-Germain.
Walker made 183 Premier League appearances for Spurs and he has won 27 England caps.
The defender, selected in the 2016-17 Premier League team of the year, will become City’s third signing of the summer, after the arrivals of midfielder Bernardo Silva and goalkeeper Ederson Moraes.
According to the British media, Guardiola is also keen on raiding French champions Monaco for a second time this close season and prepared to pay £40 million for left-back Benjamin Mendy.
Guardiola is under pressure to deliver a trophy next season after he ended the last campaign empty-handed for the first time in his managerial career.
He has already prised Portuguese winger Bernardo Silva away from Monaco for £42.5 million.

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