Southampton slap hefty price tag on Kyle Walker-Peters amid Arsenal and Manchester United interest

Arsenal and Manchester United have been warned that it would take a bid of around £40m to tempt Southampton into selling star fullback Kyle Walker-Peters this summer, after reports credited both sides with an interest in the English defender.

Both the Gunners and Erik ten Hag’s new side are on the lookout for reinforcements this summer, with Mikel Arteta keen to upgrade on Cedric Soares and to provide cover for the often injured Japanese international Takehiro Tomiyasu in the right-back slot of his new look side.

Southampton slap hefty price tag on Kyle Walker-Peters amid Arsenal and Manchester United interest

Kyle Walker-Peters has caught the attention of several top clubs following his impressive outings last season (Photo by Frank Augstein – Pool/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Manchester United are in need of a right-back with Aaron Wan-Bissaka free to depart Old Trafford this summer, leaving only Diogo Dalot as an option on the right side of defence for new boss Erik ten Hag.

However, both sides are sure to be stopped in their tracks by the hefty price-tag that has been placed on the 25-year-old, despite his impressive showings since moving to St Mary’s two years ago.

Tottenham opt against buy-back

One club who could well have acquired him cheaper than the £40m stated price was Tottenham, who reportedly had a £30m buy-back clause on the defender that they sold for £12m in 2020.

However, the impending arrival of Djed Spence from Middlesbrough, and the strong showing of Matt Doherty under Antonio Conte during parts of last season, strongly suggests that they will not be taking that option up in the near future.

This, combined with the fact that Walker-Peters is under contract on the south coast until 2025, leaves the Saints in a strong bargaining position for any potential suitors this summer.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0
2 Arsenal FC 0 0 0
3 Aston Villa 0 0 0
4 Brentford FC 0 0 0
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 0 0
6 Chelsea FC 0 0 0
7 Crystal Palace 0 0 0
8 Everton FC 0 0 0
9 Fulham FC 0 0 0
10 Leeds United 0 0 0
11 Leicester City 0 0 0
12 Liverpool FC 0 0 0
13 Manchester City 0 0 0
14 Manchester United 0 0 0
15 Newcastle United 0 0 0
16 Nottingham Forest 0 0 0
17 Southampton FC 0 0 0
18 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0
19 West Ham United 0 0 0
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0 0
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 23
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 23
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 18
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 17
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 16
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 15
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 14
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 13
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 12
Maddison, James Leicester City 12
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 12
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 11
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 11
Richarlison Everton FC 11
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 11
Raphinha Leeds United 11
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 11

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