Transfer Talk: Man City eyes Hakimi if Walker joins Bayern

The summer transfer window is now open in Europe, and there’s a lot of gossip swirling around. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumors, whereabouts and, of course, deals!

TOP STORY: PSG’s Hakimi on Man City’s radar

Defender of Paris Saint-Germain Ashraf Hakimi has been identified by Manchester City as a possible replacement for Kyle Walkeraccording to Football Insider.

Walker has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich this summer, with sources telling ESPN last month that the Bundesliga champions are keen on signing the England international.

The 33-year-old struggled for regular starts under Pep Guardiola last season, which resulted in the full-back being named as a substitute in the team’s final Champions League triumph over Internazionale, adding to rumors of a potential release.

Although Walker has yet to leave the Etihad, the report suggests the three-time winners wasted no time in nominating potential replacements. The report states that the 24-year-old would like to move but PSG would demand a hefty fee for the Morocco international.

Alongside Hakimi, the report also states that Bayern’s BEnjamin Pavard is being watched by City, who could offer a swap deal if Walker goes to the Allianz Arena.

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– from Atlético Madrid Joao Felix dreams of a transfer to Barcelona, ​​but the Catalan club’s finances make a deal for the striker unlikely this summer, AS report. The Portugal international is likely to leave Atleti this summer due to a falling out with manager Diego Simeone last season which saw him move to Chelsea on loan. The report suggests that while PSG is Felix’s likeliest destination for this transfer window, the 23-year-old would prefer a move to Barca.

– Bayern Munich are gaining confidence they can secure a deal for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kaneaccording Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sports Deutschland. The report says there is a feeling within the German club that Spurs will part ways with their captain this summer or risk losing the 29-year-old on a free transfer next year. It is also reported that a deal could be finalized in the next two to three weeks.

– from Arsenal Folarin Balogun and that of Seville Youssef En-Nesyri are being watched as potential futures options for Internazionale this summer, per Rudy Galetti. Inter are reportedly no longer looking to strike a deal for Romelu Lukaku, with the club unable to contact the forward to discuss personal terms, leaving the Italian giants still looking for attacking reinforcements. Kai Havertz’s arrival at Arsenal has seemingly pushed Balogun further down the pecking order at the Emirates despite his stellar season on loan at Reims. En-Nesyri, meanwhile, has been heavily linked with a move due to Sevilla’s financial problems. Inter will seek to persuade Arsenal to lower their asking price for Balogun, which the Serie A outfit say is currently too high.

Dusan Tadic is closing in on a deal with Fenerbahçe, the striker keen to stay in Europe, for fabrice romano. The 34-year-old left Ajax Amsterdam as a free agent, and despite interest from Saudi Arabia, the Serbian star traveled to Istanbul to finalize the deal. Tadic had a stellar season with Ajax last term, registering 13 goals and 21 assists in all competitions, sparking huge interest in the process.

– Discussions between wingers Riyadh Mahrez and Al Ahli are progressing, with the player ready to accept the Saudi side’s approach, according to fabrice romano. The report states that while personal terms have advanced, Manchester City have yet to receive an official offer from. The 32-year-old is under contract at the Etihad until June 2025 which means the club are likely to demand a hefty transfer fee for the Algeria international.

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