Manchester City expecting formal offer from Bayern Munich for Kyle Walker

The 33-year-old’s future at the Etihad Stadium has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks, stemming from Pep Guardiola’s decision to omit Walker from his Champions League final starting lineup – a move that is understood to have hurt the former Tottenham fullback.

90min revealed in June that Walker, who is into the final 12 months of his City contract, had held initial discussions with Bayern over a move to the Bundesliga, with the Bavarians expecting to part ways with Benjamin Pavard this summer having already turned down the opportunity to make Joao Cancelo’s loan from City a permanent deal.

City are not expecting to welcome Cancelo back into the fold, despite his positional versatility, and have instead moved to offer Walker a new contract, in the hope that he will commit his future to the club in preference to seeking a new challenge.

But 90min understands that City have been informed of Walker’s desire to pursue a move to Bayern, with whom he has now agreed terms in principle.

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