Man City star ‘close to accepting deal’ after ‘new bid’ was sent to fend off heavy interest from Bayern

Lewis Oldham
Man City duo Walker and Silva
Man City pair Kyle Walker and Bernardo Silva.

According to reports, Man City and England defender Kyle Walker is ‘close to accepting a new deal’ after he was targeted by Bayern Munich.

Walker has consistently been one of Man City’s best players since he joined the Premier League champions from Tottenham Hotspur.

The England international has blossomed into one of the best full-backs in the world and he’s been vital for Man City under Pep Guardiola as they have been dominant over their Premier League rivals.

After becoming treble-winners in 2022/23, Man City have lost Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez, while Walker has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich.

Last month, it was claimed that Walker has ‘said yes’ to Bayern Munich and at that stage, it looked likely that he would leave Man City this summer as he entered the final year of his contract at the Etihad. 

But transfer expert Fabrizio Romano is now reporting that Walker is “close to accepting a new deal proposal received by Manchester City in the last 24 hours”.

He adds: “New contract bid sent to English RB is tempting Walker, now expected to stay and sign a new deal at the club. City are increasingly confident to keep both Walker and Bernardo [Silva].”

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City boss Pep Guardiola has recently insisted that Walker and Silva are still really “important” to them.

“I don’t want any players who don’t want to be here but I’m an employee. I want to work with guys who want to stay and work with staff and players, but after we have to get a proper offer,” said Guardiola.

“If we don’t get a proper offer, he’s our player and we want him. If they want him, they will take a plane and come here and talk to our sporting director and CEO to make an agreement because three parts have to be there.

“For us to buy a player, just because we are Man City it is £10-15m more expensive than other clubs all the time. If people want our really really important players, first they have to make an offer – and that hasn’t happened.

“When it happens, we will fight to extend the contract and be with us. That has happened with all of our players since day one.

“In the case of Bernardo and Kyle, we talk many times over the last months and even years about how important they are, how we want them and we will continue to do so until the end.

“I don’t know what will happen but it won’t happen if the clubs don’t arrive because they are massively important players.”

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