Published: Thu, July 13, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Manchester City could finalise Benjamin Mendy signing this week

Manchester City could finalise Benjamin Mendy signing this week

Manchester City are close to completing the signing of Tottenham and England right-back Kyle Walker, reports BBC Sport.

The Sheffield native won't join up with the Spurs squad for their summer tour as the deal is finalised in the coming days, the report also reveals.

Walker would be a rather more expensive acquisition than Brazilian defender Dani Alves, who angered City manager Pep Guardiola in preferring a move from Juventus to French giants Paris Saint-Germain to a reunion with his former Barcelona boss.

City have long agreed personal terms with Walker, but were finding negotiations with Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, very hard.

FC Porto are confident Tottenham will pay the £22million asking price for Ricardo Pereira if they sell Kyle Walker to Manchester City.

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Romain went in the best moment possible, I tried to attack and then suffered a bit. "Today was a good stage to try something", explained Cummings.

The 27-year-old informed Pochettino that he wanted to leave White Hart Lane towards the end of the campaign and it was decided that Spurs would allow him to go if their valuation was met.

Tottenham have Kieran Walker and youngster Kyle Walker-Peters but the latter is unproven in top flight football and, despite his reputation, Spurs may feel the need to get additional quality in for the short-term.

Clearly, Manchester City are going for quality over quantity this summer.

City's defence didn't live up to the expectations as John Stones had a tough debut season while the likes of Zabaleta and Clichy struggled to cope with Guardiola's demanding style of play. At his unveiling on Wednesday he apologised for Guardiola and City.

Henrichs made 37 appearances across all competitions for Leverkusen last term and supplied three assists and, while he is predominantly a right-back, a good chunk of his game time was spent playing on the opposite side of the Bundesliga side's back four.

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