Chelsea have joined the £40million transfer battle to sign wantaway Tottenham star Kyle Walker.
The right-back has been left out of a number of Spur’s recent games, including the final game at White Hart Lane against Manchester United last weekend, after a contract row, and not being selected for Spurs’ FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea.
Walker, who earns around £70,000-a-week, believes he should be awarded a new deal to take him amongst the club’s top earners. However club chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to give in to his demands, citing the fact he has only just recently agreed his current deal.
This has sparked interest from Manchester City, with Manchester United also believed to be interested. Both clubs would be able to eclipse the England defenders current deal.
However, according to the Daily Mirror, Antonio Conte is now joining the race to sign the 26-year-old, and is willing to double the defenders current salary.
Despite the fantastic season had by converted wing-back Victor Moses, Italian manager Conte wants to strengthen the squad as he prepares to fight on both Premier League and Champions League fronts next season.
However, with four-years left on his deal at Tottenham, Pochettino is under no pressure to sell, and would be able to command a sizeable fee of around £40m for the defenders services.
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