Transfer Focus: Guardiola confident of landing Walker deal

Manchester City are set to begin talks over a deal for Tottenham defender Kyle Walker this week, with manager Pep Guardiola confident they can reach an agreement, according to reports from Sky Sports.

What’s the word?

The former Barcelona boss has not waited long to get business underway in his second summer at the helm in Manchester.

With deals for winger Bernardo Silva and goalkeeper Ederson already finalised, Guardiola is moving on to a bigger name, with talks potentially starting as soon as this week.

The Spurs right-back has supposedly grown frustrated having been snubbed for teammate Kieran Trippier in certain games in the latter stages of the season.

While the England international has been unhappy with Maurcio Pochettino’s selection at times, it is understood he is not desperate to leave north London.

Will he move?

More than likely. Whilst he is not exactly pushing for a move, the seeds will have been sewn and given the money on offer and the chance to work with Guardiola, he could soon be itching for a switch.

Furthermore, while there is no immediate need for Daniel Levy to sell the Spurs chairman will know that they have a capable successor in Trippier and that he will be able to squeeze an inflated price from the Sky Blues.