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Bayern Munich in 'advanced talks' to sign Man City's Walker

Bayern Munich are in advanced negotiations to sign Manchester City defender Kyle Walker, according to Sky in Germany.

The 33-year-old has one year left on his deal at the Etihad.

Sky in Germany are reporting that Bayern head coach and former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been the main driver in convincing Walker to move to the Bundesliga champions.

City head coach Pep Guardiola left Walker on the bench for the Champions League final, favouring Manuel Akanji over him in defence.

Guardiola said in April that Walker was unable to play in City's system which saw John Stones move into midfield from defence at a time when the England international had lost his place in the team.

"He cannot do it," Guardiola said of Walker. "He will always have pace; Kyle at 60 years old will be the fastest player in this room. To play inside you have to have educated movements - he doesn't have every one of the characteristics."

Walker, who joined City from Tottenham in 2017 for £50m, has won five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and the Champions League in his six years in Manchester.

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