Manchester City defender Kyle Walker wants to remain at the Etihad Stadium for the 2023/14 campaign amid speculation over his long-term future, according to the Daily Star.
Walker has been linked with a move away from Manchester at the end of the season, with his current contract set to expire in 2024.
Several clubs, including Aston Villa and Serie A giants AC Milan, are already monitoring the defender’s situation ahead of a summer move.
The Villans are already making recruitment plans ahead of next season, with Unai Emery keen to reinforce the right-back position in the squad.
Milan are also looking to improve their squad following an appalling Scudetto defence, and Walker is a low-cost option they could explore.
However, the England international reportedly has no plans to leave the Etihad this summer and will see out his contract before leaving as a free agent at the end of next season.
Walker is currently on a reported £150,000-a-week contract with the Premier League champions, and the 32-year-old is aware he may not get a better deal from interested suitors.
The Englishman has been phased out of Pep Guardiola’s first team set-up, with the Spanish manager switching to an unorthodox 3-2-4-1 structure.
Walker is tactically unfit to feature in Guardiola’s new system, but the defender is happy to stay and fight for a place at the club with the Cityzens bidding to clinch a historic treble this season.
City would reportedly demand a fee of around £25 million to part ways with the four-time Premier League winner in the summer.
However, they are set to be left disappointed with Walker’s willingness to bide his time, meaning he will have the opportunity to pick his new club as a free agent next summer.
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