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“50/50 situation” – Future of Manchester City star remains in the balance as two teams remain embattled



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Manchester City and England star Kyle Walker is still to decide his future despite contract offers from the both the Sky Blues and Bayern Munich.

The 33 year-old, who is out of contract at the Etihad Stadium in 2024, has been linked with a potential shock exit from the treble-winners after making only 31 starts last season, a joint-lowest total since his arrival in 2017.

Walker didn’t start the UEFA Champions League Final against Inter Milan last month and had a notable period out of the team, as Pep Guardiola trialled a new system mid-season.

The England international has won 14 trophies and made over 250 appearances for Manchester City since signing from Tottenham six years ago.

City are currently pursuing a deal of RB Leipzig centre-back Josko Gvardiol and preparing to offer teenage right-back Rico Lewis a new deal after the 18 year-old made 23 first-team appearances during the campaign.

The Sky Blues also already lost senior player and club captain Ilkay Gundogan, who has signed for Barcelona on a free transfer following the expiry of his Manchester City contract.

The treble-winners are reportedly keen to keep hold of Walker this summer, and are offering the 33 year-old a new contract, amid interest from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Fabrizio Romano claims that it is currently “50/50” whether Walker remains at the Etihad Stadium or moves to Germany, as Bayern are ‘pushing’ and Thomas Tuchel is ‘insisting’ on signing the Englishman.

Manchester City remain committed to agreeing a new deal, with the defender not being forced out by the club, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Sky Germany have revealed that despite Walker being offered a ‘very good’ deal by Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga club are yet to receive any assurances from the full-back himself.

Furthermore, Bayern Munich are yet to enter into negotiations with Manchester City directly according to Florian Plettenberg, as the German side are yet to receive the green light from the player’s entourage.

The Bavarian club believe an agreement between the two club’s would be “likely” despite the Blues being scheduled to play Bayern Munich in a pre-season friendly later this month in Japan.

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