Kyle Walker could be offered a new two-year deal by Manchester City in an attempt to fend off competition from a host of clubs, including Bayern Munich.
The 33 year-old, who didn’t start the UEFA Champions League Final against Inter Milan last month, is one of several senior Manchester City players to be linked with a potential summer exit following the treble triumph.
Club captain Ilkay Gundogan has already announced his departure from the Etihad Stadium, while Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte are subject to interest from clubs in Europe and Saudi Arabia.
Walker made 31 starts for Manchester City last season, a joint-lowest total since the England international moved to East Manchester from Tottenham in 2017 for an initial £45 million.
The right-back has made 254 appearances and won 14 trophies during his time at the Etihad Stadium to date, and successfully re-established his place within Pep Guardiola’s plans after a difficult period.
Walker has however entered the final 12 months of his current contract, and as a result, has been linked with a potential move away from Manchester City, with interest from the Premier League and Bundesliga.
The Englishman has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich, while Aston Villa, Liverpool and boyhood club Sheffield United have shown an interest in signing the 33 year-old defender.
Despite interest, particularly from Bavaria, Manchester City currently have no desire to sell the full-back this summer, according to Mike McGrath.
The Telegraph reveal that the Blues are willing to take the unusual step of offering Walker a new two-year deal, in an attempt to counteract interest from elsewhere.
City are ‘open’ to discussing a new two-year contract with the 33 year-old, although there has been ‘no indication’ from Walker on where he sees his immediate future.
Guardiola’s squad are due to return to the City Football Academy for pre-season later this month, prior to a tour of East Asia, for friendlies against Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Yokohama F Marinos.
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