Tottenham to listen to bids for first-team regular, report states Levy demands
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham are ready to listen to offers for Kyle Walker in the summer transfer window, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim Manchester City have been given encouragement that Spurs could be tempted into the mega-money sale of the right-back, 26.
It is said that sources close to the Manchester club have been handed the bombshell information that the north London will “listen to bids” for the England international.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will want more than £30million for Walker and would rather sell him overseas than a Premier League rival if Mauricio Pochettino gives the green light to his departure.
The Telegraph report that City are also keen to sign Danny Rose this summer but are not confident of signing the left-back in the same way they are with Walker.
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There have been a number of reports about Walker’s future in recent days, with speculation that he has met with manager Pochettino to discuss his future.
The Sheffield United academy product signed a new contract only last September that runs until the summer of 2021.
But the Telegraph claim Spurs might rather cash in on Walker rather than hand him a hike on his current deal, which is worth less than £70,000-a-week.
Walker was last week named in the PFA Premier League team of the season as a reward for the consistency of his performances for title-challenging Spurs.
He has been a mainstay of the team this season but was dropped to he bench by Pochettino for last Saturday’s 4-2 FA Cup defeat to Chelsea, with Kieran Trippier getting the nod to start at right wing-back in the 3-4-3 formation used on the day.
Walker was restored to the team at right-back for Tottenham’s 1-0 Premier League win at Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have sensationally terminated the contract of one of their emerging stars.