Report: Poch and Levy agree one Tottenham ace allowed to quit for £40m, two others will stay
By Matt Bullin
Tottenham will allow Kyle Walker to leave the club this summer but are demanding £40million for him, according to a report.
The Mirror claims Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy have agreed that the England right-back will be allowed to exit Spurs if his £40million valuation is met.
The report also states Walker will be the only man to leave and they have agreed that in-demand pair Eric Dier and Danny Rose will be staying at White Hart Lane.
Walker’s valuation will likely spark a bidding war between Man United, Man City and Chelsea who are all vying for his signature.
The Express previously claimed Jose Mourinho was ready to offer Luke Shaw to Spurs as a make-weight in order to land Walker.
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Meanwhile an earlier Mirror report claimed Chelsea and Man City were set to battle it out to sign the highly-regarded right-back.
Walker, who has been a mainstay in Spurs’ back line this term, making 39 appearances in all competitions, has four years left on his contract at White Hart Lane.
The 26-year-old currently earns £70,000-a-week and he could be set to double his wages if he opts to a move to any of the three Premier League giants who are interested in him, with Bayern Munich also reportedly interested.
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Levy will hope this news sparks a bidding war between Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs, as it will suit him being able to play them off each other. The £40million price tag is probably reasonable too, given there are few top class right-backs around, and in Kieran Trippier, Spurs have a ready-made replacement. Fans will be buoyed by the news their chairman has issued a hands-off warning on Dier and Rose though, after speculation has been growing around both of them.
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