Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has been linked with a move away from the treble-winners this summer and fresh reports have emerged to suggest that a switch abroad might be in the works for the 33-year-old.
Walker completed a clean sweep of major honours with Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Cityzens in 2023/23 and the veteran full-back capped his campaign with an appearance off the bench in City’s 1-0 win Champions League final win over Inter Milan in June.
However, it now looks like Walker’s runout in Istanbul was his City swansong and German football transfer guru Florian Plettenberg thinks a move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich is in the pipeline.
Kyle Walker agrees terms with Bayern Munich?
According to Plettenberg, Kyle Walker has already agreed personal terms with recently-crowned Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, and that the Bavarians are ready to thrash out a deal with Man City to take the pacey defender to Germany.
Bayern are believed to have put a lucrative two-year contract on the table for Walker, who was offered an extension of the same lengthy by City. However, the ex-Tottenham man is thought to be ready to seek out a new challenge having won the lot with the Manchester outfit last season.
Walker has been with Manchester City for six years since his £50m transfer from Spurs back in 2017. With five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, three League Cups and a Champions League winners' medal in his locker, Walkers’ spell at The Etihad Stadium has been a silver-lined one and now the England international could be ready to add to his trophy haul in Germany.
Pep Guardiola is still reluctant to part with Walker however, and the right back did seem to perform a U-turn earlier in the summer when a move to Bayern looked imminent.
However, now it looks as though Bayern’s pursuit has picked up pace and a fresh start overseas is believed to appeal to Walker. Munich boss Thomas Tuchel is a keen admirer of his target’s skillset and with Frenchman Benjamin Pavard expected to leave Bayern before August, Walker could be the perfect replacement.
Bayern set for double Premier League raid?
Alongside the muted capture of Walker, Bayern have also been locked in discussions with Bayern Munich about the possible signing of Harry Kane.
The Three Lions regular has been angling for a move away from his boyhood club Tottenham this summer, though Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has so far put a prohibitive price on his prized asset’s head.
Kane has just 12 months remaining on his current deal with Tottenham, yet Levy is believed to have set an asking price of £120m for his services.
29-year-old Kane also has admirers at Manchester United, though Levy is adamant that the prolific striker won’t be sold to another club in the Premier League.
Kane will travel with his Spurs’ teammates on their pre-season tour, which suggests nothing is imminent in terms of an exit for the centre-forward. Staying at Tottenham until his contract expires next year is a real possibility.