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From Germany: Manchester City and Pep Guardiola hopeful of Kyle Walker stay as Bayern Munich talks slow down



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There has been limited progress in Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Manchester City defender Kyle Walker in recent weeks, as per reports from Germany.

Walker is believed to be keen on making the switch to the Allianz Arena and join hands with Thomas Tuchel and Bayern Munich, who have reportedly offered a three-year contract to the 33-year-old, who is entering the final year of his current City deal.

The England international has been one of Pep Guardiola’s most influential signings at the Etihad Stadium, having helped the Blues to a plethora of domestic success and a maiden Champions League honour last term.

However, there have been indications that Guardiola is set to stick with his use of four centre-halves in defence alongside emerging academy talent Rico Lewis, whose flawless displays in City’s system did impact Walker’s minutes in the second half of the treble winning season.

With Joao Cancelo still expected to leave ahead of the new season after spending six months on loan in Munich last season, Manchester City remain hopeful of keeping hold of Walker and have offered a lucrative new contract to the Sheffield-born right back.

Walker is understood to have rejected City’s contract offers as he is keen on taking up a new challenge in Germany as he approaches the twilight of his professional career.

As per BILD however, there has been no significant progress in Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Walker in the last week or so, as relayed by Sport Witness.

The German giants are also in negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur over a sensational deal for England captain Harry Kane, who could start the new season in red and blue with Walker.

It remains to be seen what the remainder of the transfer window holds for City and Walker as the European champions attempt to persuade one of their most important figures on and off the pitch to rebuff the interest from Germany.