Man City could get replacement for Kyle Walker with Bayern Munich set to offer transfer swap deal for England star

BAYERN MUNICH are ready to offer Benjamin Pavard to Manchester City as part of their swoop for Kyle Walker.

The German giants are confident they can land the England international, 33, this summer — and believe he wants to join.

Bayern Munich may offer Benjamin Pavard to Manchester City in exchange for Kyle WalkerAFP

Bayern Munich are keen to sign Manchester City star Walker this summerReuters

Sources close to the defender say he is still making his mind up after City offered a two-year contract earlier this month.

Walker is due to return from his holidays over the weekend ready for pre-season training, starting on Monday.

And he plans to hold talks with City boss Pep Guardiola before the squad jet off on their pre-season tour of the Far East on Wednesday.

If he does indicate he wants to leave for a new challenge, Bayern would still need to agree a fee with City.

Walker has one year left on his deal and the hope at the Allianz Arena is they could land him for £15million.

Another option is to offer French international Pavard, 27, a move in the opposite direction.

He operates at right-back or centre-half, so his versatility could appeal to Guardiola.

However, the City manager is still hoping the club can hang on to Walker despite his difficulties during the Treble-winning campaign.


The ex-Tottenham star has a long-held ambition to try his luck abroad before the end of his career — so a move to the Bundesliga appealed.

But he was pleasantly surprised by the offer that City came up with — and it made him realise he remains a valuable part of the squad at the Etihad.

In the meantime, Bayern are also trying to sign Walker’s England team-mate Harry Kane from Tottenham.

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