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Kyle Walker fully focused on England task despite ongoing transfer speculation

Kyle Walker fully focused on England task despite ongoing transfer speculation

Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker may be battling for the same shirt with Tottenham and England but there is no tension between the pair, who were happy to share a tent on the Three Lions' military boot camp. With Spurs attempting to compete in the Champions League as well as England's top flight, that's a talent every member of the starting XI must possess.

Secondly, and far more mundanely, there is the matter of money.

The player has since been linked with a move to Manchester City, where the 27-year-old can expect to double his current £70,000-a-week wage. It's not hard to see why Pochettino might want to proactively explore his options in preperation for a future without Walker.

"If they can keep hold of their full-backs then they're all good in that department, but I think it will be hard for Kyle Walker to stay if the offer is astronomical and I think it would be tough for Spurs to turn down as well given Kieren Trippier's form", the Southampton legend said. "We need to go and get the three points".

'We get the best out of each other and, even if Tripps plays or I play, we've said privately to each other that we will helpp each other on.

"I don't ever say a bad word or wish bad on him because it's more about the team rather than individual performances". I have been with him in the England Under-19 squad and we have bounced off each other since then. I'd love them to get hat-tricks in both games. We had a tournament with England in Ukraine.

Walker has indicated he is aware of the rumoured approach and believes such figures are a testament to what he's achieved, but the defender insists that he is not thinking about his club future right now. We get along well, we're two northern boys down south so we bounce off each other like that and we get along really well.

"We're confident though, having past experiences against Italy helps and we've played them a few times so we know their style and what they're all about".

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