Arsenal and Man Utd tracking shock Kyle Walker-Peters transfer with £30m-rated ex-Tottenham ace starring at Southampton | The Sun

ARSENAL and Manchester United are reportedly interested in a transfer for Kyle Walker-Peters.

Tottenham could scupper their plans however, as they are thought to have a £30million buy-back clause in his contract.

Walker-Peters, 25, joined Southampton from Spurs for £12million in 2020.

And now The Athletic report that the Saints are considering a cash in for the right-back.

The Gunners and Red Devils both have the Englishman on their "list of possible targets".

Walker-Peters is contracted to the St Mary's Stadium side until 2025.


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But there is "no progress" on a fresh deal for the youngster and Southampton could examine a move.

The team hierarchy are not "actively seeking" to sell him but could weigh up options depending on other business this summer.

The South coast club may want a new full-back to compete with Walker-Peters in cover for Tino Livramento, who faces a long-term absence after a horrific knee injury.

Walker-Peters has since established himself as a key player under Ralph Hassenhuttl.

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And Gareth Southgate rewarded the versatile full-back with a first Three Lions call-up last season.

In 37 games in all competitions last campaign, he chipped in with two goals and four assists.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright criticised Tottenham for allowing Walker-Peters to depart in the first place.

Wright he stated he should have been given more chances, which he may indeed get if the North London club initiate their buy-back option.

He said: "Kyle Walker-Peters. Its great to see him.

"When I watched Serge Aurier for a couple of games I'm thinking, I'm sorry, Kyle Walker-Peters is a better player.

"They brought Emerson Royal in and I'm saying I'm sorry, he's a better player.

"And even with Doherty, who does great stuff going forward, I've watched Walker-Peters and I'm glad he's got the call-up [for England].

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"I'm thinking why have Tottenham got rid of him when you see how he plays? 

"He's gone to Southampton – not so fashionable – and continued with great form and he's been rewarded."

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